What We Believe

Our Statement of Faith

  • The Bible (Scriptures) is the only basis and authority of our belief.  It is God’s Word to us
    in sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament.  It was written and revealed to chosen
    men through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  In their original writings they are without
    error and are the complete and final revelation of God.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21) 

  • There is only one true God eternally existing in three equal persons – the Father,
    Son and Holy Spirit.  In the beginning, God created the world and everything in it
    and continues to maintain His creation until His redemptive purposes are fulfilled.
    (Genesis 1; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
     
  • The Lord Jesus Christ is God, was miraculously conceived of the Holy Spirit and
    born to a virgin.  He lived a sinless life in perfect obedience to the Father.  He voluntarily
    paid the price for the sins of all people by dying on the cross as a substitute for our sin to
    bring salvation to all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven
    where He is now the only mediator between God and man.
    (John 1:1-12; Mathew 1:21-23; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 8:34; Act 1:9-11)
     
  • Man was created perfect in God’s image, but fell into sin through Adam’s disobedience
    making it impossible to please God in any human way.  Because of man’s sinful nature
    he faces eternal hell and separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12;
    T
    itus 3:5; Revelation 20:15) 

  • Salvation is the core purpose of all Scripture. It is by understanding through the Spirit of God
    that Christ’s death included my sins.  Salvation is by personally trusting and believing in the
    saving blood of Jesus shed on the cross.  This act of faith and repentance restores our
    relationship with God and secures for us Eternal Life. This salvation is not received by,
    nor based on any sacrament, merit, or good work on our part.
    (John 3:16; Romans 10:9; John 3:36; John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Galatians 5:1) 

  • The Holy Spirit is that person of the Godhead who convicts of sin, causes spiritual birth,
    indwells every Christian, seals, guides and equips us to be Christ-like in attitude, speech
    and action.  He teaches and fills believers, enabling them to walk in obedience to God
    and His Word using gifts of the Spirit for the building of the church and to bear fruit for
    the glory of God.  (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Romans 8:9;
    Ephesians 1:13-14) 

  • The Church is made up of everyone who has placed their faith in Christ.  They are all
    members of His body, the one true church.  However, the Bible commands believers
    to gather regularly together for worship, prayer, fellowship, and teaching of the Word in
    a local gathering and to work together in love and unity using each ones spiritual gifts
    and talents for building one another and for the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
    (Hebrews 10:25; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 4:11-13) 

  • The Return of Christ may happen at any time where the Lord Jesus Christ will take
    His Church up to be with him for all eternity.  All those, living and dead, who have
    personally trusted Jesus Christ as their Saviour will rise with Him. This truth should
    be to every believer an ongoing incentive to holy living and faithful service.
    (Acts 1:9-11; 1 John 2:17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-56; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

 

Two ordinances have been commanded by the Lord to be observed and obeyed
by all believers.  Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion).

 

  • Baptism by emersion is an outward expression of an inward change and commitment
    to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and testifies to the outside world one’s desire
    to walk in a new life of devotion and obedience to Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 6:3-7) 

  • The Lord’s Supper (Communion) was instituted by Christ Himself to “REMEMBER” His sacrificial
    death for our sins.  (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).