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Our Beliefs

We believe…

We believe in one God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit

(Matthew 5:16; Matthew 45; Matthew 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:17; John 1:1; John 14:9; Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; John 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible

(Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior and Lord

(John 1:14; 1 John 4:9; John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18)

Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary

(Matthew 21:11; John 19:19; John 1:14; Romans 5; Romans 15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38)

        Who was tempted in every way, just as we are, yet was without sin

(Hebrews 4:15)

Who suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate

(Luke 23:1-46)

Who died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day

(Luke 23:44-24: Luke 8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8)

Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father

(Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)

Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead

(Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; Acts 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5)

We believe in the Holy Spirit

Who is an active and operative part of the triune God

(John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27)

Who indwells every Christian

(Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)

We believe in the Bible—God’s Holy Word, Scripture. We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were consequently without error

(Mark 12:36; John 14:26; John 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice

(Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; Matthew 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)

We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ

(Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)

We believe the Bible teaches that salvation—the forgiveness of sins—is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ

(Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)

We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ and being immersed into Christ

(Romans 5:1-2; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21)

We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere

(Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)

We believe the Bible teaches that the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation

(Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

We believe in celebrating the Lord’s Supper weekly as the early church did, examining ourselves and proclaiming the Lord’s death until He comes

(Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:26-28)

 

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