What We Believe
WHAT WE BELIEVE
WHAT WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT
We believe in a triune God. The three Persons of the Trinity are God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit.
(1 John 5:7 / John 10:29)
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is infallible and without error.
(2 Timothy 3:16 / Titus 1:2)
We believe the Biblical account of creation. God created the heaven and the earth and everything therein in six days and He rested on the seventh day.
(Genesis 1:1 / Exodus 20:11)
We believe Satan is the Devil. He was once a beautiful angel named Lucifer who became proud and tried to exalt himself to be like the Most High God. God then cast Lucifer and a host of other fallen angels (demons) out of heaven down to earth. Satan and his demons continually tempt people to sin and try to turn people away from God.
(Isaiah 14:12-15 / 1 John 3:8)
We believe sin entered into the world when the first man (Adam) gave in to temptation and willingly disobeyed God by eating of the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. At that moment, all descendents of Adam would and did inherit a sinful nature, thereby making us all sinners. The only exception to that is Jesus Christ, who is the virgin born Son of God.
(Romans 5:12 / Romans 3: 9-18, 23)
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ gave His life for sinners. He died on the cross, was buried, and rose again the third day. His blood was shed to cleanse us from all our sins. Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ. Salvation takes place the moment a lost person understands his sinful condition and need of a Savior, repents of his sins, and invites Jesus Christ into his heart and life as a personal Lord and Savior.
(John 3:16-18 / Acts 4:10-12 / Romans 1:16, 10:9)
DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ started the Church during His earthly ministry. The Church is made up of born again baptized believers who are to assemble regularly to worship the Lord and work together to carry on His work until He returns for His Bride (the Church).
(Acts 2:41, 46-47 / Acts 20:28 / Hebrews 10:25)
We believe Baptism is the first of the two ordinances of the Church. It is the first step of obedience by a new believer. It is after baptism that a believer becomes a member of the Church. Baptism is to be conducted by and under the authority of the local Church. Scriptural baptism is by immersion only, which not only pictures the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it also pictures the death of the old sinful man, the burial, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life with Christ.
(Matthew 28:19 / Acts 8:36-38 /Acts 16:14-15)
We believe the Lord’s Supper is the second of the two ordinances of the Church. It is to be administered by the local Church. It is to be conducted in remembrance of our Lord Jesus Christ who gave His life and shed His blood for the sins of mankind. The elements used in communion are unleavened bread, which represents Christ’s body, and grape juice, which represents His blood.
(Matthew 26:26-29 / 1 Corinthians 11:23-28)
SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe Jesus Christ will return in the air for His Church, which we refer to as the Rapture. At the Rapture, both the dead in Christ and all living believers will be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air. Immediately after that event, the inhabitants of the earth will experience the Great Tribulation period of seven years. Following that, the Lord will return to earth. Satan will be bound for a thousand years, and Christ will set up His millennial Kingdom.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 / Acts 1:9-11 / Revelation 20:1-3)
UNBELIEVER'S ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM GOD
We believe all unbelievers will be judged and cast into hell (the lake of fire) where they will be in torment throughout eternity with no hope of escape.
(Revelation 20:11-15 / Mark 9:45)
ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER
We believe the moment a person receives Christ as Savior he is given the gift of eternal life. He will live with God in heaven forever. Any sin, that occurs in this life and has not been confessed, may lead to a broken fellowship with God, but not a broken relationship with Him. Once saved, always saved.
(Romans 6:23 / John 10:27-29 / 1 John 5:11-13)