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What We Believe

  • We believe the Bible is the result of God Almighty inspiring men of old to write as they were moved by His Spirit. It is our responsibility to study to gain the correct understanding of these Scriptures and determine the proper application to our lives.                                                                                                                                                             (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

  • We believe in one God. We esteem the Godhead as a great mystery- a mystery which our limited minds cannot comprehend entirely. However, we are thankful for the understanding which we do have and for the faith to continue to accept Him as God in the areas we do not yet understand. We believe that ONE ETERNAL GOD has been known to us as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                                                                                                     (1 Timothy 3:16, 1 John 5:7, John 1:1-3, 10)

  • We believe that man became separated from proper relationship with his Creator as a result of sin. That separation produced a spiritual death from which man has no ability within himself to change. The only hope man has for a blessed life, now and eternally, is through the redeeming Blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross.    (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, John 3:16)

  • We believe in repentance for our sins. This repentance is more than just saying “I’m sorry”; it is a change of mind regarding that sin. As we make up our mind that the sin was indeed wrong, we are then able to let our words of repentance proceed from our heart. These words may indeed be “I’m sorry for my sins” but the words are supported by our mind and heart. This change of mind should not only make us remorseful from the committed sin but leave within us a determination not to repeat the sin.                                                                                                               (Mark 1:15, Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19)

  • We believe that every believer should be identified with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection through water baptism. We believe the most correct manner of baptism is by immersion and in the name of Jesus. We believe that baptism in the name of Jesus as was done on the Day of Pentecost and the early church was the result of Peter’s and the apostles understanding of the words and command of Christ.                                                                                (Acts 2:38; Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:12)

  • We believe in the infilling of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) which is Jesus Christ dwelling within us through His Spirit. We believe this infilling will allow us to speak in “other tongues” as on the Day of Pentecost and will produce Godly “fruit” that we cannot produce in their entirety and consistently without the empowerment of His Spirit.               (John 14:18, 26; Acts 1:4; Acts 2:38; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 5:9)

  • We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit. The Lord placed the gifts in the church for our benefit- a benefit that will be received as we yield to the leading of His Spirit as they are experienced in an orderly manner.                    (I Corinthians 12:7-11, I Corinthians 14:40)

  • We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers.                          (I Corinthians 11:28-32)

  • We believe that the Lord has place the “five-fold” ministry in the New Testament Church which consists of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. While each specific office may not be physically represented within our congregation, we enlist the calling of these offices from among the Body of Christ to gain full benefit of the individual callings. Additionally we believe in the office of elders and deacons as part of the local congregation. (Ephesians 4:11-14; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5)

  • We believe that Jesus Christ will return visibly and in power to the earth and will present unto Himself a victorious and glorious church. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost, the eternal judgment of Satan and his angels.              ​​(Matthew 25:41; John 3:17-18; Hebrews 9:27)

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