What We Believe
The statements listed below are summarized from our Articles of Faith.
We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Bible, that it is the complete and unalterable special revelation of God, and that it is our final authority.
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Father loves the world, forgives sins, keeps believers secure, and superintends the ministry of the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Son is both fully human and fully divine, was born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life. He purchased redemption for those who believe through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, and substitutionary sacrifice. He is now exalted at the right hand of God and will return someday to judge the world and establish His kingdom.
The Holy Spirit comforts and encourages believers and guides them into all truth. He convicts sinners, He regenerates and baptizes believers into the body of Christ, and He indwells and seals believers until the day of redemption.
We believe the triune God, by a free act and for His own glory and pleasure, brought into being the whole visible and invisible universe. We believe He accomplished this immediately and instantaneously in six literal days by the word of His mouth.
We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God but fell into sin through disobedience, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. As a result, man is depraved in all his being. All who believe on Christ are saved by grace through faith on the grounds of His shed blood. Every saved person is accepted in Jesus Christ and kept by God's power, so they are thus secure in Christ forever.
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe in the personal, imminent, and premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones, and that He will reign for a thousand years.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all -- the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to everlasting punishment.
We believe the body of Christ is visibly expressed through the establishment and continuance of local churches as taught and defined by the New Testament Scriptures.