May 2019   
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Our Beliefs

The Bible:   We believe that the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is God’s Word, written without error by individuals inspired by God.  It is to be interpreted responsibly under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, within the community of faith.  The Bible is the supreme and final authority; it is sufficient and trustworthy for life, faith, conduct, and practice.  (II Tim. 3:16-17)

Unity:  We believe that in all matters central to our faith we should be in unity.  In all other matters, we want to allow freedom of conviction while living in love. (I Cor. 13:13)

God:  We believe there is one true God, eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  God is a deep mystery, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love.  God is the creator and sustainer of all things, both seen and unseen. (Deut. 6:4; I Pet. 1:15; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; Rom. 1:20)

Mankind and the Fall:  We believe man was originally created in the image of God.  He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator.  This historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation.  We need God’s forgiveness because we, by choice, participate in sin, thus destroying the possibility of an intimate relationship with Him.  Because sin separates us from God, we are unable to be redeemed except by His grace.  (Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23; Gen. 1:26-27; I Cor. 15:22)

Jesus:  We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son, fully human and fully divine.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and lived without sin.  By His voluntary death on the cross, Jesus took our place and paid the full price for our sins.  By His bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, Jesus demonstrated Himself to be the Lord of all and the giver of life to all who accept His free gift and follow Him.  (Matt. 1:18 - 2:12; Acts 1:9-11; Acts 2:22-24; Rom. 8:34; I John 3:5; I Pet. 2:24)

Salvation:  We believe Jesus is the only mediator between God and mankind.  The salvation of man is wholly a work of God’s grace and is not due, in whole or in part, to human efforts, goodness, or religious ceremony.  God provides salvation only to those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone. (Eph. 2:8-9; Acts 4:10-12)

The Church:  We believe Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all, living and dead, who have put their faith in Him for salvation. God instructs us to not forsake the assembly; therefore, we will make every effort to gather weekly to participate in worship and to receive Biblical instruction. We are also instructed to be baptized, to celebrate communion, to grow spiritually by studying the Bible, and to encourage each other as we go through life’s struggles. (Col. 1:18; Matt. 28:19-20; Luke 10:27; Col. 3:17; I Cor. 11:17-32; Heb. 10:24-25; Luke 22:14-20; Gal. 5:22-23; I Cor. 12:8-26)

The Holy Spirit:  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who draws individuals to Jesus Christ and prompts subsequent repentance.  His indwelling transforms all believers so that they can live a godly life and bear fruit to the glory of God.  The Holy Spirit imbues all believers with gifts for the building up and encouragement of the Church. (John 14:26; Acts 1:8; John 16:8; Eph. 3:16; I Cor. 2:1-4)

The Afterlife:  We believe that Jesus Christ will return visibly and bodily, at which time He will raise the dead and judge all people.  Believers will actively enjoy eternal fellowship with God, while unbelievers will suffer eternal separation from God. (Acts 1:11; Matt. 24:27-30; Matt. 16:27; Matt. 25:31-32; Heb. 9:28; Rev. 20:11-15)

Evangelism:  We believe it is a responsibility of every believer and the Church to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and God’s reconciling grace, inviting others to receive salvation and follow Jesus as His disciples.  As disciples, we are called to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. (Matt. 28:16-20; Mic. 6:8)