We believe that all Scripture, Old and New Testaments, is God-breathed (inspired by God), and is therefore completely inerrant in the original manuscripts.  We believe in the authority of Scripture, that it is the standard by which we must measure our lives.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Triune Godhead, that He was born in the flesh of a virgin and is therefore fully God and fully man.  We also believe that He lived a sinless life, died in our place on the cross to pay for our sins, was raised to life in His body on the third day, and later ascended to His Father's right hand in heaven where He now intercedes for believers.  We further believe that the risen Lord is the Head of the Church and that His return is imminent.  First He will come in the clouds to rapture the church from this world, then seven years later, He will return to earth to establish His Millennial Kingdom.

We believe that all men are born in sin and are guilty of sin in the flesh, that we have all fallen short of the glory (the holy standard) of God.  We further believe that the penalty for that sin is death--both physical and spiritual--which is eternal separation from God in a literal lake of fire called hell.

We believe that salvation from the penalty of sin is possible because of what Jesus did for us on the cross.  We do not believe that salvation can be gained or earned by good works, church membership, or observance of church ordinances, but that it can only be gained by the absolute grace and mercy of God.  We, therefore, believe that all who by faith confess Jesus as Lord and Savior and receive Him into their hearts will be saved by that mercy and grace and will escape the fires of hell and receive the promise of eternal life.

 

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells the hearts of believers to guide and instruct them in their Christian walk.  We believe that the Holy Spirit equips believers to do good works in order to build up the church.  We do not believe that He gives believers supernatural sign gifts commonly associated with the charismatic movement.

We believe that God has given the church two ordinances:  Believer's baptism (by immersion) and the Lord's Supper