What We Believe
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is but one only, living, and true God.
We believe that in the unity of the Godhead there be three persons, of one substance, equal in power, and glory: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again bodily from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from there He shall judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, the Comforter; who indwells His people, empowering them to reject sin and live righteously.
We believe all humans are created in God's image.
We believe that because of Adam and Eve's Original Sin, all humans are born sinful.
We believe that God is holy and just and must punish sin and sinners.
We believe that God is love, gracious, and merciful and saves His people from sin, sin's effects, and the right punishment for sinning.
We believe that salvation from sin comes through repentance and faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ alone.
We believe that upon repentance and faith in Christ alone, Christians are immediately free from the penalty of sin for all eternity. However, Christians will struggle with indwelling sin and sin’s effects until death or Christ’s return at the end of this present evil age.
We believe that Jesus Christ, Lord and King of the Church -- which is made up of Jew and Gentile alike (men, women, and children of every tongue, tribe, and nation throughout history) -- calls His Church to love God and others, to be ministers of His grace, and to faithfully proclaim the gospel of His Kingdom.
We believe in eternal destinies: unrepentant and unforgiven sinners unto eternal death; repentant and forgiven sinners unto eternal life.
We believe in the glorious age to come, a renewed heaven and earth where God's people, His Church, will live eternally with Him free from sin -- it's penalty, power, and presence.