What We Believe
We believe the Holy Bible was written by men who were divinely inspired by God. Therefore it is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter. It is totally true and trustworthy. It is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried.
We believe that there is one and only one living and true God. He is the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth. God is perfectly holy, all-powerful and all-knowing. We owe Him the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The Godhead consists of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who are equal in every divine perfection.
We believe that man is a special creation of God made in His image. Man was made sinless. But by his voluntary action man fell from that holy and happy state. All mankind are now sinners not by constraint but by choice. They are by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under the just condemnation to external ruin, without defense or excuse.
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly by grace. The Son of God was sent by the Father and freely took upon him our nature. He was without sin and by His death made a full atonement for our sin. He rose from the dead and is now enthroned in heaven. All who repent of their sins and receive Him by faith are saved. Their sins are forgiven and they receive eternal life.
We believe that the visible church of Jesus Christ is a local congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.
We believe the Lord gave two ordinances have been committed to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Christian baptism is by immersion. It symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and is a beautiful testimony of a believer’s union with Christ and a sign of his fellowship and identification with the church. The Lord’s Supper is the commemoration and proclamation of the death of Christ. It is to be observed by all Christians until He comes again. Partaking of the Lord’s Supper is to be preceded by self-examination.