What We Believe

We Believe in THE SCRIPTURES – that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit; the New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament. We accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. The scriptures (according to 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

We Believe in THE GODHEAD that our God is one, but manifested in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal God the Father is greater than all; the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter. The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6). (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14, John 14:16; John 15:26). (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14)

We Believe in MAN’S FALL AND REDEMPTION that Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and ” There is none righteous, no, not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Rom. 3:10; 3:23; Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8) (Eph, 2:8-10)

We Believe in the RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD that the angels said to Jesus disciples, “This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is eminent. When He comes, “The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air” Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16, 17). (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).

We Believe in the ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH that Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life. (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12).

We Believe in WATER BAPTISM that Baptism in water by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christians identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection, to wit: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.” (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).