What we believe

We believe…

…the scriptures — both the old and new testaments — to be the verbally inspired word of God, written by men in God’s control, inerrant and infallible in the original manuscripts and the final authority in faith and life.

…one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are identical in essence, equal in power and glory, and possess precisely the same attributes and perfection.

…that the Lord, Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God; that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin in order that He might redeem sinful man. He accomplished this redemption by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless substitutionary sacrifice on the cross thereby satisfying God’s righteous judgment against the sin of the elect. He gave proof that He accomplished that redemption by His bodily resurrection from the grave. He then ascended to the right hand of His Father where He intercedes on behalf of His people.

…that man was created in the image and likeness of God, in innocence and without sin. But in adam’s sin the race fell, inherited the guilt of his sin, a sinful nature, becoming spiritually dead and alienated from God so that man is a sinner both by nature and choice. Man, of himself, is incapable of remedying his lost and depraved condition.

…that all the saved — those in whom God has accomplished His transforming work of grace — are kept by His power and thus, are secure in Christ forever. All who trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are forgiven and saved from their sins and made righteous before God and are born into the family of God. God’s purpose for saving His elect is so that they bring glory to Him by their lives.

…the Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ

…the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation — not to be annihilated, but to be separated from God forever in conscious punishment.