Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought and deed.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate

We believe in ‘that blessed hope’, the personal, premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become Children of God.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting felicity (blessedness) of the saved, and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.

We believe that every Christian should follow the Lord in the water of baptism by immersion.  This should take place as soon after conversion as practical, as a public testimony of the death of self, and the resurrection to new life in Christ Jesus.