What We Believe

What We Believe:

We believe in one God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible, in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior both fully human and fully divine, and in the Holy Spirit, active and operative part of the triune God, who indwells every Christian.

We believe the Bible is God’s Holy Word as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice, inspired the autographs that teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and we believe forgiveness of sins is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.  One receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ and being immersed into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation.  We believe the Church of Jesus Christ was founded on the Day of Pentecost and consists of all Christians everywhere.

Doctrinal Statement:

We believe in one God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Matt. 5:16,45, 6:1,4,8,9; James 1:17; John 1:1, 14:9; Gen. 1:2; John 4:24, 14:16-20; 2 Pet. 1:21)

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible. (Gen. 1:1; Acts. 17:24-28; Heb. 11:3)

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior: (John 1:14; I John 4:9; John 3:16; 2 Pet. 3:18)

    • Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit by the virgin Mary.  (Matt. 21:11; John 19:19; John 1:14; Rom 5:15-17; Col. 2:9; I John 1:1; Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:26-38)
    • Who died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day.  (Luke 23:44-24:8; John 20:24-29; I Cor. 15:3-8)
    • Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father. (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Col. 3:1)
    • Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead.  (Matt. 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; I Pet. 4:5)

We believe in the Holy Spirit:

    • Who is the active and operative part of the triune God.  (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Rom. 8:26-27)
    • Who indwells every Christian.  (I Cor. 3:16, 6:19; 2 Tim. 1:14) 

We believe the Bible is 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, 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; I Cor. 2:12-13; 2 Tim. 3:14-16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)
    • We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (Isa. 40:8; Matt. 5:18, 24:35; Rom. 15:4; Heb. 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; Rom. 3:23).
 
We believe the Bible teaches that salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.  (Matt. 26:28; Rom. 5:9; Eph. 2:8-9; I Pet. 1:18-19; I 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, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation.  (Rom. 5:1-2; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19, 17:30; 2 Pet. 3:9; Matt. 10:32; Rom. 10:9; Phil. 2:11; I John 4:15; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:1-7; Gal. 3:27; Col. 2:12; I Pet. 3:21)
We believe the Church of Jesus Christ was founded on the Day of Pentecost and consists of all Christians everywhere.  (Matt. 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)