What We Believe

In an age of religious pluralism and uncertainty we stand with conviction on the following biblical truths.

  • We believe in the verbal inspiration and absolute final authority of the Scriptures as originally given. 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16
  • We believe in the trinity of the Godhead. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; 1 Peter 1:2
  • We believe in the absolute deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; His perfect humanity; His vicarious death through the shedding of His blood for the remission of sins; His bodily resurrection and ascension; and in the imminence of His literal, personal, and premillennial return. John 1:1; Matthew 1:18; John 8:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 1:14; Luke 24:39-42; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. John 14:16-17; John 15:26
  • We believe in the reality and personality of Satan. Jude 5-9; Matthew 4:3
  • We believe in the fall of man through the sin of Adam, and in the consequent necessity of the new birth through Jesus Christ. Romans 5:12; John 3:3-5
  • We believe that the salvation of sinners is completely of grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; in virtue of His redemptive work on the cross; and that neither baptism, the Lord’s Supper, nor any other rite, ceremony, or work can contribute anything for the sinner’s salvation. Christ alone saves. Ephesians 2:8; John 1:12, 13; 3:16
  • We believe that the invisible Church, or Body of Christ, includes all regenerated persons from Pentecost to the Second Coming of Christ; and that her supreme mission is her worldwide commission as set forth by Christ and His apostles. 1 Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:47; Matthew 28:19, 20
  • We believe that a visible, or local church, is composed of scripturally baptized believers. Acts 2:38
  • We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Romans 6:3; Acts 8:36-38; Matthew 28:19
  • We believe that the Lord’s Supper was established as a means of showing forth, in symbol, Christ’s love demonstrated by His death, until He comes again; and that attendance at the Lord’s Table is a matter between the believer and his Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
  • We believe in the literal resurrection of the body. 1 Corinthians 15:42-44
  • We believe in the endless bliss of believers and the endless suffering of unbelievers. Revelation 21:3, 4, 8; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Mark 9:46