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We affirm what the bible affirms. We believe the holy bible is the inspired, God breathed and infallible Word of God. We desire to live how the bible tells us to live. The Holy Bible which is composed of 66 books of the Old and New Testament in its entirety originated with God and reflect the backgrounds, styles and vocabularies of the human authors. We hold that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They have the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.
In John 14:6, Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the life and that no one can come to the Father but through him. We believe that our access to God the Father comes only through His son Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who took the very nature of a servant and was made in human likeness by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of the human race by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice an accomplishing justification for all who trust in Him alone. Rising to life after three days, He conquered death and appeared over a period of 40 days to his followers. He ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He continually makes intercession for His own. He shall come again to earth, personally and visibly, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
We believe that there is only one true God who is revealed in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. - each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality.
The central purpose of God's revelation in Scripture is to call people into fellowship with Himself. Originally created to have fellowship with God, man defied God, choosing to go his independent way, and was thus alienated from God because of sin and suffered the corruption of his nature. The salvation of mankind is wholly a work of God's free grace, not the result, in whole or in part of human works of goodness, and must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith in the finished work of Christ. When God has begun a saving work in the heart of any person, He gives assurance in His Word that He will continue performing it until the day of its full consummation as that heart submits to Him.
John 10:27 - 29;
Romans 5:8 - 9;
Romans 8:38 - 39;
2 Corinthians 5:18-19, 21; Galatians 2:16; 2 Peter 1:3; Ephesians 1:4 - 7; 1 John 4:10; Philippians 1:6
We believe Christ is coming back to the physical earth a second time. We believe that no man knows the hour or the day at which this magnificent event will occur. We believe at some point throughout the “second coming events” believers will ascend with Him to live eternally in heaven while non-believers will unfortunately be sent to an eternal damnation in hell. We also believe in the final judgment of all mankind given by God the Father. Furthermore, we do not hold fast to any one particular interpretation of an eschatological event as it relates to timing, order, or millennial reigns. We do believe in the one essential component which is the glorious return of Jesus Christ.
We believe in following three ordinances or (practices) which Jesus himself modeled and instructed us to remember. Baptism—which is the symbolic act of being immersed under water and coming out of the water is the first ordinance each believer should obey. Baptism represents the new life and resurrection from the “spiritually dead” self. It is a symbolic statement of a new birth. We believe that every person who has surrendered their life to Jesus Christ should be baptized. Jesus himself was baptized by John the Baptist. We choose to practice baptism by immersion because Jesus himself was baptized in this way. Additionally, every baptism recorded in the bible was done by immersion. Communion-- which is the breaking of bread and drinking wine/or juice symbolizes remembering His body which was broken for us and His blood which atoned for all man’s sin. Jesus instructed all of His disciples to ‘do this (communion) in remembrance of Him.’ Foot washing was also modeled by Jesus. Jesus tells his disciples, “If I then, the Lord and the the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you should do as I did to you” (John 13:14-15). We believe we are to walk in humility toward our neighbor; serving our subordinates as Jesus modeled to us.
The result of union with Jesus Christ is that all believers become members of His body, the church, the Family of God. There is one true church universal, comprised of all those who are trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Scripture commands believers to gather together and devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of Baptism and Communion as the sacramental ordinances established by Jesus Christ, fellowship, service to the body and outreach to the world. Under the leadership of pastors, who are given the responsibility to equip God's people for ministry, all believers are called and gifted to fulfill Jesus' Great Commission. Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” We believe these instructions embody what the mission of the church should be.
We will diligently preserve the unity of the Spirit of peace as a pastor and will ask each member to commit to this end. We believe in pursuing common ground toward the essential truths of scripture. In non-essentials we will have liberty to discuss and debate various scriptures and ministry philosophies amongst each other. We will strive to keep unity with each other and above everything else-- pursue love. Jesus made it very clear that the two greatest commandments are to love the Lord our God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Additionally, one of Jesus’ greatest prayers is that the church would be one just as He and the Father were one. We believe unity in the essentials is critical if the church is to move forward. The pastor must promote and foster unity among the congregation. Anyone who will purposely cause dissension and division among the church should be addressed by an elder and/or pastor and will be scripturally encouraged to return in embracing the Spirit of peace among each other.
The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, was sent into our world on the Day of Pentecost following the Ascension of Jesus. He is always present and active, enlightening the minds of sinners to understand their need of a Savior and regenerating those who repent and believe in Jesus. We believe that when someone receives the free gift of salvation, he then also receives the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives assurance, strength and wisdom to every believer and uniquely endows each one with gifts for ministry. By faith and a fully surrendered life, the Holy Spirit fills the life of the believer with power over sin and in witness, evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit.
We believe the essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the Scripture in all areas of daily life. He makes it possible for believers to lead a life of Christ-like character and bear fruit to the glory of the Father. It is God's will for us to live godly lives, positive and prosperous. Success is being the best we can be for the Glory of God. The greatest pursuit of life is to love the one true God with all our hearts, soul, minds and strength and our neighbor as ourselves. The Christian life is obtained by a place of complete surrender to Jesus Christ.
Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind, there will be a resurrection of the body into the spiritual world, and a judgment given by Jesus Christ that will determine the fate of each individual. Unbelievers will be separated from God eternally in hell. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God in heaven and will be rewarded for works done in this life.