Doctrinal Statement

 

GOD

We believe in the only one true God, the First person of the Trinity
(John 17:3), the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  He created all things (Revelation 4:11) and upholds all things by the Word of his
Power (Hebrews 1:3). In Him we live and move and have our being
(Acts 17:28).  He is a God of truth and without iniquity.
 

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the total deity of the Lord Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God.  Jesus Christ is the manifestation of God in the flesh.  We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe in His substitutionary death on the cross for all.  We believe in His resurrection and His eventual return to judge the world
(Psalm 9:8)
 

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the total deity of the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity and in His interaction with man.  We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as manifested by the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner upon belief in Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit indwells, He guides, He instructs, He comforts and He empowers the believer for godly living. (Mark 13:11; John 14:26)

SCRIPTURES

We believe the entire scriptures Old and New Testament as the inspired Word of God, inerrant in their original writing; it is the complete revelation of God’s will for humankind.  We base our faith, conduct and doctrine; and govern our entire affairs on the absolute authority of the scriptures.
 

MAN

We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God
(Genesis 1:26) but, transgress Gods laws (Genesis 2:16-17) and fell from his sinless state. Therefore, all mankind is sinful; first by inheritance, (Romans 5:12) then by their own choice and is under just condemnation without excuse and have the need for a Savior.

SALVATION

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice; and whosoever believe on Jesus Christ by faith and receive Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior is justified by Christ’s blood shed on the cross at Calvary (2 Peter 3:9).

RESURRECTION

We believe in the resurrection of the body of our Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate (Act 1:3; 9; Hebrews 7:25-26)
 

HEAVEN, HELL

We believe in the “blessed hope”, the personal, pre-millennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ. His return has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18).   We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost.  The saved are raised to eternal, (Matthew 25:34; John 14:2; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Revelation 2:7) the lost are raised to eternal torment in hell in conscious separation from God. (Matthew 8:11; 10:28; 13:49-50; Mark 9:47-48; Luke 12:5: Revelation 21:8)

DEVIL

We know there is a real adversary in the existence of Satan as the originator of sin and the arch-enemy of God.  As a spirit being, he leads his demonic forces in continual attack upon the believer and the purposes of God. (1 Peter 5:8)

CHURCH

By faith upon accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, a believer becomes part of the Jesus body; which is the church.  There is one church universal, composed of all those throughout the world who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  The Scriptures command believers to gather in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of the ordinances (baptism and communion), fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world in fulfilment of the command of Christ to make disciples of all believers (Ephesians 5:23; Romans 12:1; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Matthew 28: 18-20)

Whenever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the church – under the oversight of elders and other supportive leadership. The church’s members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ (Ephesians 4:16)

MISSIONS

Realizing that the cause of Christ extends beyond any one local fellowship, we commit ourselves to an outgoing ministry of extending the call of Christ to make disciples around the world (Matthew 28:19-20)