What We Believe
Concerning the Bible
We believe that the original writings of both Old and New Testaments were breathed out by God to prophets, apostles, and apostolic associates by means of the Spirit, who chose the words employed according to the personality and background of the human author.
We believe there is but one true God, who eternally exists as three distinct persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Concerning Man and His Need
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of Adam’s sin that image was damaged, and all human beings are now born with a sinful nature, are unable to function in moral responsibility before God, and need a spiritual regeneration before they can become what they were meant to be.
Concerning the Son
We believe that the Eternal Son entered the human race as the virgin-born son of Mary, was named Jesus, fulfilled Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah, was rejected by Jewish leaders, condemned by Pontius Pilate, crucified by the Romans, buried in a borrowed tomb, but on the third day arose bodily from the dead in accordance with the predictions of the Old Testament scriptures.
We believe Jesus died upon the cross as a sinless substitute for sinners of all ages and times, and that the Father, by means of the Spirit, was reconciling the world to Himself. All who receive the risen Jesus as Lord, by faith, are spiritually born into permanent membership in the family of God. We believe that all believers have been made new persons in Christ, through spiritual rebirth.
Concerning the Holy Spirit
We believe that the resurrected Jesus ascended to heaven and on the day of Pentecost sent the Holy Spirit to indwell, guide, teach, and empower all who believe by imparting to them the life of Jesus that they may live godly lives and engage in loving service to any who are in need.
Concerning the Church
We believe that the Church consists of all who have been regenerated by the Spirit and finds expression as local churches, operating under the direction of Jesus as Lord and head of His Body, through elders, pastor-teachers, and evangelists, who equip the saints to fulfill the work of the ministry as described in the scriptures.
Concerning the Future
We look for the visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth. This hope calls us to holy living, genuine witness, and encouragement of heart. The return of Christ will bring His kingdom to completion, judge the world in righteousness, and fulfill his promises to His people (Israel and the Church). His future work on earth will conclude with the destruction of all evil and the creation of a new heaven and earth.