What We Believe

The Word of God is our Light

These are the truths that we hold to be the foundations of the Christian faith.

The Holy Scriptures

  1. Our doctrines and beliefs are founded on the Holy Word of God (1 Corinthians 3:10).
  2. The books of the Old and New testament are inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16)
  3. The Word of God is the only foundation for faith and salvation in Christ Jesus (John 20:31)
  4. Christ was the end of the law. His teachings take over the law. (Ephesians 2:15)
  5. The Word of God is eternal and unchanging. It is living and active. (Psalm 119: 89).
  6. Nothing can be added to or taken from Scripture (Revelation 22:18-19).
  7. Every member of the church must read, study, and obey Scripture (John 5:39)


  1. There is One True God (John 17:18).
  2. God is One Being in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 6:8).
  3. God is Spirit (John 4:24).
  4. Creator of heaven and earth; all things seen and unseen (Isaiah 45:5, Genesis 1:1).
  5. Eternal (1 Timothy 6:16).
  6. Dwells in unapproachable light (Isaiah 40:22).
  7. Is all wise, holy, and always present (12).
  8. Is all powerful, all seeing, and absolutely perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4).
  9. Good, merciful, and longsuffering (Psalm 119:68).
  10. Just Judge, punishing iniquity (Revelation 16:5).
  11. Faithful to his promises (2 Corinthians 1:20).
  12. God is love (John 3:16).

The Son of God, Jesus Christ

  1. The Lord Jesus Christ is deity (20:31).
  2. He is the image of the invisible God and is eternal (18).
  3. One with the Father (John 10:30).
  4. Everything made through Him (Colossians 1:16-17).
  5. Conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Came to save the world (John 3:16).
  6. Came in the flesh as God in the flesh (Colossians 2:9).
  7. Was crucified, buried and resurrected on the third day (12).
  8. Ascended to heaven and sat at the right hand of the Father (Hebrews 1:3).
  9. Christ is the only Savior (Colossians 2:15).

The Holy Spirit

  1. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Holy Trinity (Mathew 28:19).
  2. He is the Eternal God, equal with the Father and the Son (Acts 5:3-4).
  3. Has all the attributes of the Godhead (Isaiah 48:16).
  4. Came to Earth to build the Church of Jesus Christ (9:31).
  5. Reveals God on Earth (John 1:16).
  6. Testifies about Jesus (John 16:13-15).
  7. Regenerates to new life (John 3:3-6).
  8. Comforts, guides and teaches (14:24).
  9. Sanctifies and intercedes on the believer’s behalf (Romans 8:26-27).
  10. Witnesses to our adoption by God (Romans 8:16).
  11. Performs miracles and reveals the future (Acts 14:1).
  12. Gives spiritual gifts and power (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
  13. Convicts about sin (John 16:18).


  1. Created by God without sin and in His Image and Likeness (Genesis 1:26-27).
  2. Is created for eternal life and a relationship with God (Acts 13:46).
  3. Has a spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
  4. Has free will: to think, feel, want, and reject (Acts 13:46).
  5. Through Adam all mankind inherited sin and death (Romans 5:12).
  6. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and fellowship with Him (Romans 3:23).
  7. Christ returned man the glory of God and eternal life (Romans 5:19).


  1. Is a breaking of Gods law (Exodus 24:5).
  2. Is an abomination before God (Deuteronomy 25:16).
  3. Comes from out of the heart of man (Hebrews 3:10).
  4. Not believing God, abominations and all lies are sin (5:7).
  5. God sees and punishes sin (Numbers 14:34).
  6. Wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
  7. Every person is in need of God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 4:11-12).
  8. Christ came to destroy sin by His death (Hebrews 9:26).


  1. Man cannot be saved through good works or his own righteousness (Romans 3:22-25).
  2. Man cannot be saved through his efforts or through another person (Acts 4:12, Mathew 16:26).
  3. There is one mediator between God and man; He is the Savior Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8).
  4. Salvation is founded on God’s love toward man (Acts 18:9-10).
  5. God wants all men to be saved and come to knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:2).
  6. Man has a free will to accept or reject Gods salvation (Romans 2:4-5).
  7. Man can only be saved by the grace of God through faith (Acts 2:28).
  8. The Holy Spirit and the Word of God regenerate man to new life (3:5).
  9. Every man is required to:
    1. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 20:3)
    2. Repent of his sins (Mark 1:15)
    3. Bear fruits worthy of repentance (Luke 3:8)
  10. Man is also commanded to be baptized in water and as it is written receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).
  11. A person who is saved has the witness of the Holy Spirit in him that he is truly saved (Romans 8:16).
  12. The evidence to other people that a person is saved is a changed and holy life (Ephesians 4:24).

Water Baptism

  1. It is a promise to God of a clean conscience (1 Peter 3:21).
  2. It is a commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ (Mark 16:13).
  3. It is given by the elders of the church
  4. In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Mathew 28:19, Romans 6:3-6).
  5. Through a full immersion in water (Acts 8:35-38).
  6. To those who have reached a sufficient age (Ephesians 4:11-12).
  7. Baptism of infants is not practiced (1 Corinthians 10:12).

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

  1. Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God, promised by the Father and Son, in the Old and New Testament (John 16:3).
  2. The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from the Father and Son and is given in the Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:39).
  3. Baptism of the Holy Spirit always comes with receiving power from above and a manifestation of speaking in tongues.
  4. Gift of the Holy Spirit is for all believers, so all believers should seek the baptism (John 7:37-39).
  5. This gift is given before and after water baptism (Acts 10:44-47).
  6. With and without the laying on of hands (19:1-6).