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What We Believe


In essentials, Unity; in nonessentials, Liberty; in all things, Love.


 

We trust the Bible. 

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for our salvation and the divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

God is one, but exists in three persons.

We believe in one living and true God who is Spirit, Creator, and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect, all powerful, all wise, good, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit.

Jesus lived, died and rose for us.

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures.  He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

The Holy Spirit helps us live.

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ; to convict people concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment; to regenerate the sinner; and to indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

We’re broken without Jesus.

We believe that God created man, male and female, in His image.  But they fell into sin and therefore are defiled in every aspect of their being, spiritually dead and alienated from God; only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

Faith in Jesus saves us. 

We believe that because of the good pleasure of the Father, the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection are the only grounds for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, thus become children of God.

Church is about people not a place.

We believe that the church universal is composed of all such persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, confessing saving faith in Jesus Christ, and are united together in the body of Christ of which He Himself is the Head.

Jesus is Lord.

Jesus is the Lord and the Head of the Church Universal.

Jesus gave Baptism and the Lord’s Supper to remember him. 

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are Christian ordinances to be observed by the church universal during the present age.  They do not, however, add to our salvation.

If you belong to Jesus, you belong to his church.

We believe that only those who are thus members of the church universal shall be eligible for membership in the local church.

Jesus is coming back to finish what he started. 

We believe in the glorious, personal, bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “blessed hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

Eternity depends on believing Jesus. 

We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the assurance of the believer to have everlasting joy with the Lord, and the certainty of non-believers to eternal separation from God.