What We Believe

bible-study.jpgGod- God is Three in One (Trinitarian); Father, Son and Holy Spirit, without beginning or end, is Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier; all knowing, all powerful, just and loving.

Jesus Christ- He is all God and all man, coequal with the Father and the Spirit from eternity; that He was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a perfect, sinless life, suffered and died and rose on the third day and is the only way to heaven.

The Bible- The Bible is the Word of God in all its parts and does not merely contain the word of God. It alone reveals God's Law and Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and is the only norm, source and standard for Christian Living.

Sin and Salvation- Sin, actual and original, is rebellion against God and causes spiritual and physical death and separation from God and heaven. Salvation is a free gift earned for us by Jesus Christ and received by faith alone.

Baptism- God uses simple water connected to His Word to cleanse us from sin and unites us with Christ and His resurrection (Romans 6, Matthew 28:19-20). We do not believe Baptism is a mere symbol, but is much more. Baptism is a means of God's grace and brings God's power of salvation (1 Peter 3:21).

The Lord's Supper- We believe that Christ is really present in Communion and comes to us through simple bread and wine that connects us to His body and blood, thus bringing us the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith He won for us on the Cross (1 Corinthians 11).

Heaven and Hell- The Bible clearly teaches that there is a literal heaven where Christians will live with God in perfect glory forever and a literal hell that is a place of eternal sorrow and suffering reserved for those who reject Jesus Christ.

Creation- God created the world and the universe in six consecutive twenty-four hour days as taught in Genesis. We reject Darwinian Evolution or any form of Theistic Evolution and believe that true science does not contradict Creationism.