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Statement of Faith

The Bible We believe that the bible is God’s Word, and not only contains truth but is truth.  (II Timothy 3:15, 17) 

The Eternal God We believe that God is a three-person being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  (II Corinthians 13:14) 

The Fall of Man We believe that humans were created in the image of God, but fell from perfection and relationship with God by voluntary disobedience.  (Romans 5:12) 

The Plan of Salvation We believe that while we were still sinners Christ died in our place; paying for all of our sins past, present and future.  (John 3:16; Romans 5:8) 

Salvation through Grace We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus by God’s grace and our faith, not by our good works.  (Ephesians 2:8) 

Repentance and Acceptance We believe that by sincerely turning away from sin and whole-heartily accepting Jesus as Lord, one is made right before God.  (II Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9, 10) 

The New Birth We believe that each one who receives Jesus becomes a new person inside.  (II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20) 

Water Baptism We believe that all new believers should be baptized in water to publicly announce their new faith in Jesus Christ.  (Matthew 28:19) 

Daily Christian Life We believe that God expects and Christians should desire to live in obedience to God’s Word.  (James 1:22) 

The Lord’s Supper/Communion We believe that Christians should partake of bread and grape juice as symbols, to remember what Christ accomplished for them on the cross.  (Luke 22:19, 20) 

The Holy Spirit We believe the Holy Spirit is the Person and the Power by which assistance and ability are given for serving and for sharing the life of God with others.  (Acts 1:8, 2:4) 

The Spirit-Filled Life We believe that it is the will of God for believers to be led and empowered daily by the Holy Spirit.  (Ephesians 4:30-32) 

The Fruit of the Spirit We believe that a Christian should show spiritual fruit, such as love, as evidence of a Spirit-filled life.  (Galatians 5:22) 

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit We believe that the Holy Spirit has supernatural abilities to distribute to Christians.  (I Corinthians 12:1-11) 

Moderation We believe that a believer’s daily walk and experience should never lead into extremes of fanaticism.  (Philippians 4:5) 

Divine Healing We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal in answer to the prayer of faith.  (James 5:14-16) 

The Second Coming of Christ We believe that it is a believer’s duty to identify and regularly assemble with other believers in a local church.  (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17) 

Church Relationship We believe that it is a believer’s duty to identify and regularly assemble wih other believers in a local church.  (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25) 

The Final Judgement We believe that all shall stand some day before God to be judged; and there receive eternal life or eternal death.  (II Corinthians 5:10) 

Heaven We believe that heaven is the beautiful and eternal home of born-again believers.  (John 14:1-3, Revelation 7:15-17) 

Hell We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  (Revelation 20:10,15) 

Evangelism We believe that winning people to Jesus is the most important responsibility of every believer.  (James 5:20) 

Tithes and Offerings We believe that the method designed by God for the support and spread of His cause is the giving of tithes and free-will offerings.  (Malachi 3:10; II Corinthians 9:7)