Beliefs


We hold to a Statement of Faith which we believe is a faithful summary of what the Bible teaches…

THE BIBLE

We believe the sixty six books of the Bible to be the complete Word of God; fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct and is sufficient for all that God requires for us to believe and do.   (Psalm 12:6, Isaiah 40:8, Mathew 4:4, Mark 13:31, John 20:31, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1: 20-21 Revelation 22:18-19)

GOD

We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  (Genesis 1-2, Deuteronomy 6:4-5, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and humanity of Jesus Christ. We believe in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.    (Matthew 1:18-23, John 1:1-18, Romans 5:12-19, 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Hebrews 4:15)

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.      (John 7:37-39, 14:16-17, Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:13)

SATAN

We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, with limited power, the archenemy of God and man.    (Genesis 3:1-15, Job 1:6-2, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, 1 Peter 5:8-9)

HUMANITY

We believe that people were divinely created in the image of God; that they sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.     (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-13,  Romans 5:12,21, 6:23)

SALVATION 

We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.  (John 3:18-20, 6:35-40, Romans 3:19-26, 8:28-30, 1 Peter 1:18-23)

FUTURE THINGS

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of his kingdom; we believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal felicity and blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment of the unrepentant in the conscious, eternal punishment of hell.   (Matthew 25:46, Mark 14:62 John 5:28-29, John 14:3, Acts 1:11, Philippians 3:18-21, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10, 2 Timothy 4:1, Titus 2:11-14, Revelation 20:4-15, Revelation 21:1-5, Revelation 20-22)

THE LOCAL CHURCH

We believe that a church is a company of baptized believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the church. We believe that its officers are elders/pastors and deacons.  (2 Timothy 2:19, Romans 12:3-8, Ephesians 4:1-16,  1 Timothy 3:1-15, 1 Peter 2:9-10)

ORDINANCES

We believe that there are two ordinances for the church regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order:

  • Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby they obey Christ’s command and set forth their identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. (Acts 2:41, 8:35-39, Romans 6:14)
  • The Lord’s Supper, which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He comes.  (Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 10:17, 11:24-26)