Basic Beliefs

 

We believe the Bible to be God’s written word to man. It is verbally inspired in every word in its original documents. It is, therefore, absolute in its authority, inerrancy, and sufficiency.

We believe there is only one living and true God. He is perfect and completely sovereign. He is one in essence, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is worthy of our worship.

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary atonement through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His glorious, powerful, victorious, and certain return.

We believe that man’s salvation is only possible because of Christ’s willing sacrifice on the cross and God’s sovereign determination to regenerate the sinner. Regeneration is an instantaneous work of God. True believers are made willing and able to respond in faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ and repent from sin, thus leading to their salvation. Salvation is in no way based upon man’s good works, but God’s great grace. All the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are forever secure in Christ.

We believe that every truly born again believer is indwelt, empowered, and sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. The life of true believers is marked by the fruit of the Spirit, good works, and love and service to the body of Christ.

We believe that both the saved and unsaved will be bodily resurrected. The saved will enter eternal glory (heaven). The unsaved will enter eternal damnation (hell).

We believe that the church exists to make disciples. This begins with evangelism and continues through the equipping and edification of the saints. The church, therefore, exists for God’s glory alone.