What We Believe
We believe that the Bible was uniquely, verbally, and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error in the original manuscripts.
We believe that there is one true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became fully man without ceasing to be fully God, through His miraculous conception and virgin birth. We believe in His miracles, that He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute.
We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, who is the third person of the Holy Trinity, who has come into the world to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to mankind.
We believe in the existence and activity of a host of spiritual beings, both good (angels) and evil (demons), the evil ones being led by Satan.
We believe that man was originally created in the image of God and that man consists of both material and immaterial parts, being made of spirit, soul, and body; therefore man functions in three main dimensions: physiological, psychological, and spiritual.
We believe in the Fall of Man in that, after being tempted by Satan, man (through Adam) sinned by disobeying God and was thus alienated from God. We believe that, at that point in history, sin was introduced into the entire human race, that mankind lost life (was separated from God spiritually), that man’s nature became corrupted, and that all men are born in a lost condition outside of Christ.
We believe that salvation (being born again) is entirely a work of God’s grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human effort, works, or religious activity. We believe that God gives His righteousness as a gift to those who put their faith in Christ alone for salvation.
We believe that the Christian life (on a daily basis) consists of the believer claiming his union with Christ whereby Christ lives His life in and through the believer through the indwelling Holy Spirit.
We believe that a Christian can and does sometimes sin. We believe that a believer has a choice to either cultivate a life around the flesh (a self-centered focus) or by depending on the Spirit (a Christ-centered focus).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ and that the Church (the Body of Christ) is composed of all Christians. We believe that local organized groups (local churches) are God-ordained instruments for worship, discipline, spiritual edification, and encouragement and that assembling together for these purposes should not be forsaken by Christians.
We believe in the physical resurrection of all men, and that the believer, upon physical death, enters immediately into the presence of the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing, while the unbeliever upon physical death, enters immediately into everlasting separation from God – hell.