believe the Bible is the Word of God and that it is divinely inspired, inerrant, and historically accurate. We believe
the Bible to be the final authority for life, faith and
practice and is the revelation of His mind and will to man and the infallible and all-sufficient guide for salvation.
We believe in the Trinity in that
there is one eternal God, who has no beginning and no end, existing in
three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is
God come in the flesh, that He was born of a virgin, that
He had a completely sinless life, performed miracles,
and that through His death He atoned for our sins by His
shed blood, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension
to the right hand of the Father.
believe that the Son
of God, Jesus Christ, lived a sinless life and gave it as the atonement
for our sin to the Father, so we can be brought into a relationship with God. That Christ by His own will
in pleasing the Father gave Himself as a ransom for mankind.
That He bore the full penalty and judgment that God's
holiness demands against sin.
We believe in the omnipotent sovereignty of God, and we also believe God has given to man a free will to respond to the Gospel and to God's love. We believe that man has been created by God with the ability to respond to this love and message of salvation.
believe that mankind was created in the image of God to
reflect his nature. When Adam sinned, being tempted and deceived by Satan (the arch-enemy of God and man), we incurred his
sin and have become depraved sinners in our nature. All of mankind is born
spiritually separated from God and physically dies as
a consequence of sin (Romans 3:23).
We believe that salvation depends
entirely on the grace of God: "For by grace you have
been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves;
it is the gift of God, not of works." (Ephesians
2:8,9). Furthermore, Christ's death on the Cross for our
sins fully solidifies in our minds a tangible expression
of the unearned and undeserved nature of our salvation.
When Jesus said, "It is finished!" (John 19:30),
He proclaimed in three words that our salvation depends
entirely on the finished work of Christ on the Cross.
We believe in the absolute inability of the sinner to be saved from eternal punishment by self-righteousness or good works (Genesis 3; Ephesians 2:8-9).
We believe in the eternal security for the person who has received Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior and is thus truly born-again. (John 10: 27-29).
believe: "For God so loved the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John
3:16) and "[t]he Lord is not slack concerning his
promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering
to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that
all should come to repentance" (II Peter 3:9).
We believe repentance means to acknowlegde one's sinfulness and desperate need for a Savior, to turn to the Gospel (i.e., to believe the Gospel and trust fully Christ's payment on the cross for his/her sins).
We believe: Christ's atonement is not limited to just some of mankind but was a sacrifice made for all, even though many will reject it: "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." II Peter 2:1, II Peter 3:9, Matthew 7:14
accept fully what God say's in His word about salvation:
if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9
spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of
the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,
but shall have the light of life. John 8:12
answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto
thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom
of God. John 3:3
Heaven and Hell:
believe: "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Matthew 7:13, 14).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved (1 Thessalonians 4:17), and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost (Revelation 20:15).