What We Believe

What We Believe

 

    

We believe that salvation is a gift from God (Rom. 6:23). This gift of eternal life is received upon the confession to Him that we are sinners and upon the placing of our complete trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the propitiation for our sins.(Rom. 10:9-10; Jn. 3:16) 


We believe that this pardon for sin is received by grace through faith in the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and not by any works which man can do.(Ef. 2:8-9) At the moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit indwells the believer and guides, convicts, and protects His own.(Rom. 5:5) 


We believe that baptism is the first step of obedience for the believer, that it is the immersion of the believer in water to declare our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life.( Mt. 3:5-15; Acts 8:36-38; Rom. 6:3-8)


We believe that the great commission to evangelize the world was given to the local church by our risen Lord and is the instrument that God uses to call and send out missionaries.

(Mt. 28:19-20; Mk. 16:15-16) 


We believe that one who is truly born again is kept for eternity. (Jn. 10:28-29; Rom. 8:38-39).


We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, infallible, and immutable.(I Tim. 3:16) The Holy Bible teaches separation from the world, that is, that the believer should not participate in worldly and sinful practices.(I Jn. 2:15-17) 


We believe that we are commanded to pray, that is, to communicate with our Father constantly. We are to be thankful and praise Him. We are to pray for the salvation and the needs of others, including our leaders, as well as for our own needs.

(I The. 5:17-18; Mt. 7:7-12) 


We believe that our Living Savior will return to this earth for His own at a time that no one knows. (I Thes. 4:13-17; Rev. 22:7, 12, 20).