Our Beliefs

We believe in God the Father.  There is only one living and true God.  He is an intelligent, spiritual and personal being; the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all powerful and all knowing; His perfect knowledge extends to all things past, present and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures.  The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit with distinct personal attributes but without division of nature, essence or being.

We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life.  He offered Himself as the one and only sacrifice for the sins of the world by dying on the cross.  He rose from the dead three days later and showed His power over sin and death.  He ascended to heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, a divine Spirit that reveals to people the need for Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit lives in every person from the moment of salvation, and by so doing enables the Christian to worship and lead in all truth, wisdom and knowledge.

We believe the Bible is the inerrant and infallible word of God. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to all people. The Bible is true without any error, either of facts or as a guide to faith and practice.  The Bible gives divine instruction for Christian beliefs and living.

We believe people are separated from God by sin and our only hope is salvation through Jesus Christ.  Our salvation is God’s free gift through Jesus’ death on the cross.  When we repent of our sin, place our faith in Jesus, and surrender to Jesus as Lord we are saved. There is no salvation apart from Christ.

We believe that Jesus will return and His return will be personal and visible. The dead in Christ will be raised and Christ will judge all people. Those who have accepted Christ as Savior and Lord will spend eternity in heaven. Those who reject Christ will spend eternity in hell. Heaven and hell are real places.

We believe that all Christians should be involved in a New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe that a local church is an autonomous congregation of baptized believers, governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.

We Believe God has ordained the family as the foundation of human society.  It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.  Marriage is the uniting of one biological man born as a male and one biological woman born as a female in a covenant of commitment for a lifetime.

We believe that husband and wife are of equal worth before God since both are created in God’s image, and that children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.  Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values, and to lead them to make choices based on biblical truth.

We believe that Christians should live by God’s standards. Christians should oppose racism, greed, selfishness and vice; and all forms of sexual immorality including adultery, homosexuality and pornography.  We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless and the sick.

We believe that every Christian should seek to bring industry, government and society under the province and principles of righteousness, truth and agape love, and that we should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death.