DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

WHAT WE BELIEVE

DOCTRINAL STATEMENT
I. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, that it was written by men divinely and uniquely inspired, that it is absolutely trustworthy and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12)
II. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:18-20; II Corinthians 13:14)
III. We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 6:3; Psalm 139; Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 1:12-14; Luke 12:6, 7; Matthew 7:11)
 
IV. We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son; He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary; He lived a sinless life, and made atonement for the sin of the world by His death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people and His personal return to the world according to His promise. (John 1:18; Luke 1:35; I Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:5; Luke 24:39; Luke 24:51; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 7:25; John 14:3; Acts 1:11)
 
V. We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from God to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He indwells, regenerates, sanctifies and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ. (John 14:16; John 16:8-11; I Corinthians 6:19; John 3:5)
 
VI. We believe that all men, by nature and by choice, are sinners, but that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. We believe, therefore, that those who receive Christ as their Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God’s presence, and those who refuse to receive Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God. (Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23; John 3:16; John 3:36; John 8:21, 24; II Thessalonians 1:9; John 14:6)
 
VII. We believe in the Church – a living, spiritual Body, of which Christ is Head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a visible Church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has committed to these visible Churches the observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that God has laid upon these Churches the task of persuading a lost world to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and to enthrone Him as Lord and Master. (Colossians 1:18; I Corinthians 1:2; Matthew 28:19, 20; I Corinthians 11:23-25)
 
VIII. We believe that every regenerated person has the right of direct access to God in prayer through the Lord Jesus Christ and that each believer is constituted a priest. (John 16:23, 24; I Timothy 2:5; I Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:5, 6) Scriptures are cited in this document in order to offer some but not exhaustive, Biblical insight into the reasoning behind our organizational structures. Please note that many aspects of organization are not specifically and precisely outlined in Scripture. Scriptural principles are meant to inform and guide elements of this document not specifically outlined in Scripture.