What We Believe

The Holy Scriptures, we understand to be the sixty-six (66) books of the old and new testament combined, given by Divine inspiration—2 Peter 1:21, 1 Tim… 3:15-17, revealing the will of God concerning us in all things necessary for Salvation, whatsoever is not contained, or proven therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.

GOD

We believe that there is but one true and living God–Gen.1:1; Deut 4:35; John 4:24, who is Spirit.  God is one God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–Matt. 28:19; 1 Tim. 3:16; 1 John 5:7, these three are one in substance, differing in office, equal in Power and Glory.

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the second person in the Godhead.  He was given a human body by the Holy Spirit—Luke 1:35, He is the Word—John 1:1-3, he was born of the Virgin Mary.  While on earth he possessed two natures he was truly God and truly man.  He suffered, was crucified, dead and buried and rose again the third day–1 Cor. 15:3-6.  He ascended into Heaven—Acts 1:9, and will return to earth—Acts 1:11.

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity–Gen. 1:2; John 15:26.  He is ever present and efficiently active in and with the Church of Jesus Christ, convincing the world of sin, and righteousness and of judgment—John 16:7,8.  He makes believers Holy and guides them into all truth as it is in Jesus Christ—John 16:13,14.

BELIEF

We believe that every man that was ever born will appear before Jesus Christ for Judgment—2 Cor. 5:10, there will be two resurrections one of eternal life for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and who will go to Heaven, and the resurrection of damnation for those who have rejected Christ and who will go to hell—John 5:24-29.

CHURCH

The word church is derived from the Greek word “Ecclesia”, in it’s simplest connotation means an assembly or body of called out ones who have separated themselves from the world and are Spiritually reborn, having a living faith in Christ as their Savior—Matt 16:18; Rom 12:2.  The church’s mission is outlined in Matt. 28:18-20 which involves the Preaching of the Gospel with the Aim of winning men and women as Disciples of Christ.

WATER BAPTISM

Water Baptism by immersion is an act of obedience to the Word of God as found in—Matt. 3:13-17. This sacred act follows the individual’s acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and signifies a Spiritual act of death to sin and resurrection to a new life in Christ.

HOLY COMMUNION

The Lord’s Supper is a Holy Sacrament of the Church which represents Christ’s death and resurrection, the believer partakes the emblems of the wine which represents His blood shed for man whereby man is redeemed, and the bread which represents His body whereby man is Spiritually nourished—1 Cor. 11:23-34.