We Believe...

Here is a synopsis of our beliefs.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like a more indepth description of our statement of faith:

 


1. OF THE SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it is truth without any admixture of error for its matter and therefore is, and shall remain, to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man, the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

 

2. OF THE TRUE GOD

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Ex. 20:2,3; Gen. 17: 1; Rev. 4:11; Matt. 
28:19)

3. OF THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem man. (John 1: 14)  We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His voluntary death on the cross as representative vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal physical, resurrection from the dead. (I Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7; Rom. 4:25)  We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Intercessor and Advocate. (Heb. 7:25; I John 2:1)

 

4. OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature.  We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit takes place at conversion and is the sovereign act by which the individual is organically and vitally joined into Christ and His body. We believe that the infilling of the Holy Spirit may occur many times and is essentially a matter of faith and yieldedness. (Jn. 14:16,17; Matt. 28:19; Heb. 9:14; Gen. 1:1-3; I Cor. 13:8-13)

 

5. OF THE ATONEMENT FOR SIN

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; who by appointment of the Father freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins. His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but as the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree.  (Eph. 2:8; Matt. 18:11; Phil 2:7; Is. 53:4-7,11,12)

 

6. OF THE RESURRECTION AND RETURN OF CHRIST AND RELATED EVENTS

We believe in and accept the Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value. Of the resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily "The third day according to the Scriptures"; that He ascended "to the right hand of the throne of God" that this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into Heaven-bodily, personally and visibly, that the "dead in Christ shall rise first', that the living saints "shall all be changed in a moment". (Matt. 28:6,7; Acts 1:9; Heb. 8:6; Jn. 14:3; I Thess. 4:16; I Cor. 15:51-53; Luke 1:32; I Cor. 15:25)

 

7. OF THE CHURCH

We believe that a church of Christ is a congregation of immersed believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, lights and privileges invested in them by His Word, that its offices of ordination are pastors (Elders, Bishops) and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures; we believe the true mission of the church is found in the Great Commission; First to make individual disciples, Second, to build up the church, Third, to teach and instruct as He has commanded. We believe it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith, and for the furtherance of the gospel; that every church is on all matters of membership, of policy and government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final. (Acts 2:41,42; I Cor. 11:2; Matt. 28:19,20; Col. 1:18)



 

 

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