What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is our infallible and divine authority in all matters of faith and life.

Accordingly, based on Scripture we believe:

  • That there is one God, Creator, and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons revealed to us as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1, 1 John 5:7)
  • The Bible to be the inspired Word of God and, therefore, the supreme standard of Christian faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
  • That all men are lost sinners without Jesus Christ as personal Savior and, therefore, are under just condemnation to eternal punishment because of willful transgression. (John 3:17-18)
  • That salvation is wholly of grace through the provisions that a loving and righteous God made for all men and that repentance for one's sin and faith in the living Christ are the means of receiving eternal life which was made possible by the shedding of His blood upon the Cross.
  • In the Virgin Birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Luke 1:34-35)
  • That Christ is the Founder and Head of the Church and that a local church is a congregation of baptized believers voluntarily associated in the faith and fellowship of the gospel. (Matt. 16:18)
  • That Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and is symbolic of our death to sin and resurrection to a new life in Jesus Christ; that the Lord's Supper is a symbolic and memorial ordinance of the Church reminding the participant that Jesus died in order to make redemption possible. We believe that these ordinances have no saving efficacy whatsoever. (Matt. 28:19, Rom. 6:1-6, 1 Cor. 11:23-26)
  • That the evangelization of men in all the world is the supreme task given to the Church by Jesus
    Christ. (Matt. 28:16-20)
  • That the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, is the Lord's Day, and as the memorial of Jesus Christ's resurrection, it is sacred and should be joyfully observed by faithful attendance at the services of the church and by abstaining from unnecessary work and other activities contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ. (Matt. 28:1-6)
  • In the personal return of Jesus Christ, in the resurrection of all dead, in divine judgment to determine the degree of rewards for the righteous and punishments for the wicked, and in unending life beyond physical death. (Matt. 25:31-46)
  • In the principle of a free church in a free state with their spheres of operation mutually exclusive.

Furthermore, in light of the current cultural debate on human sexuality, we believe:

  • That the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman and that God has commanded that no sexual activity be engaged in outside this marriage.
  • That any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, or attempt to alter one’s gender is a sinful perversion of God’s gift of human sexuality.