Doctrinal Statement

I. The Scriptures
We believe all 66 books of Scripture are God-breathed, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts. We believe in a literal (normal) interpretation of the Bible in light of the historical context and proper grammar.
II. The Trinity
We believe in one God who has revealed Himself as three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spiriteach distinct from the other, but equal in attributes and essence.
III. Satan and Demons
We believe that Satan is an angel in rebellion against God, and demons are angels who have followed him in his rebellion. We believe Satan and his demons are active in the world today.
IV. Man Created and Fallen
We believe that man was created by God as a human being, and did not evolve from a lower order of life. We believe that man was created in the image of God, and that he fell through disobedience and, as a consequence of his disobedience, gained an inner desire for sin. We believe all people are born into this world as sinners, and are—apart from salvation in Christ—lost and hopelessly doomed to eternal destruction as a consequence.
V. The First Advent
We believe that God the Son, Jesus Christ, was conceived supernaturally by the Holy Spirit and born naturally to Mary. We believe He lived a sinless life and died for sin on the Cross.
VI. Salvation Only Through Christ
We believe that salvation from sin comes by the grace of God alone through personal faith alone in Jesus Christ alone as the One who paid the penalty for sin on the cross. We believe salvation from sin can never be earned by good works.
VII. Eternal Security
We believe that those who are saved from sin on the basis of faith in Jesus Christ alone are rescued forever from the penalty of sin and cannot again enter into condemnation.
VIII. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit baptizes, indwells, and seals anyone who trusts Christ alone for his or her salvation, and then continues to work in the life of the believer, leading him/her toward transformation into the image of Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit imparts spiritual gifts to each believer for the edification of the body of Christ.
IX. The Ordinances of the Church
A. Baptism
We believe baptism is the immersion of a believer in water and is properly called “believer’s baptism.” We believe believer’s baptism serves as a picture of our death to sin and own resurrection to a new life in Christ. We believe baptism in no way contributes to or offers salvation from sin.
B. Lord’s Supper
We believe the Lord’s Supper is the particular means Christ ordained for the assembly of believers to remember His death and to proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes, by means of the symbols of the bread and the fruit of the vine. We believe the Lord’s Supper in no way contributes to or offers salvation from or forgiveness of sin.
X. The End Times
We believe that according to the Word of God the next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy shall be the coming of the Lord in the air to receive to Himself His Church. We believe that Jesus Christ shall return in power and glory to judge the nations of the earth and to set up His millennial kingdom. We believe in the bodily resurrection of believers to eternal life and the bodily resurrection of unbelievers to eternal punishment.