We are seeking the will of God as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and our purpose is to walk in the way of the Lord, made known or to be made known to us.
1. We believe the Bible as originally written was inspired by God and is free from errors.
(Isaiah 8:20, II Peter 1:19-21; II Timothy 3:16)
We further believe that the Bible constitutes the only perfect rule and final authority in all matters pertaining to Christian faith and practice.
(II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21; I Thessalonians 2:13)
2. We believe there is only one living and true God, perfect, infinite and eternal.(Matthew 5:48; I Kings 8:27; Psalms 90:2)
We believe God exists eternally in three persons; namely, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are equal in their divine perfection.
(Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; John 14:16, 17)
3. We believe that man was created by God in His image, possessing personality and innocence; that he was endowed with power of rational and responsible choice in view of moral ends, and that the purpose of his creation was to have fellowship with and to glorify God.
(Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:15-17; I John 1:3)
We believe that because of man’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden the entire human race became involved in guilt and in corruption. There is in every human heart, by nature, that evil disposition which eventually leads to responsible acts of sin and to just condemnation. (Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-12, 23; Romans 1:19-31; Ephesians 4:18; James 1:13-15)
4. We believe that, in the fullness of time the Father sent the eternally pre-existent Son who humbled Himself and assumed man’s nature by being conceived of the holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
(John 1:1-3; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:14; I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:14; Philippians 2:6, 7)
We believe that God has provided redemption for all through the mediatorial work of Christ, who took the sinner’s place and voluntarily offered Himself on Calvary as a perfect sacrifice for sin.
(Matthew 20:28; Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 9:11,12; I Peter 3:18; Galatians 3:13; I Timothy 2:5, 6)
We believe that on the third day God resurrected Christ bodily and alive from the dead, and Christ ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He performs the ministry of intercession.
(Matthew 28:5, 6; Acts 2:23, 24; Acts 1:9; Colossians 3:1; Romans 8:3; Hebrews 7:25)
We believe that Jesus Christ shall return to this earth suddenly, visibly, bodily, gloriously, and triumphantly to receive all true believers, and to judge the living and the dead.
(Acts 1:11; Matthew 24:27, 30; Matthew 16:27; Matthew 25:31, 32; Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 20:11-15)
5. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity.
His ministries include the following:
To restrain the progress of evil until God’s purposes are accomplished. (II Thessalonians 2:7)
To convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement. (John 16:8-11)
To regenerate those who are dead in sin, bringing them to repentance of sin and faith in Christ. (John 3:5-7; Titus 3:5; I Peter 1:23; Romans 8:11)
To instruct, comfort, guide, sanctify, and empower God’s children. (John 14:16-18; John 16:13; II Thessalonians 2:13; I Peter 1:1, 2; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 3:16)
6. We believe that salvation was planned by the Father, executed by the Son, and is applied by the Holy Spirit.
We believe that salvation is wholly by the Grace of God and not through human merit of any kind.
(Ephesians 2:8, 9)
We believe that repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord are essential attitudes to be found in anyone who claims the blessing of salvation.
(Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; John 3:36; Romans 5:1, 2)
7. We believe that the church, invisible and universal, is a body composed of the redeemed of all ages.
We believe that the church is manifest locally and visibly through fellowships of believers in Christ, voluntarily joined together and meeting for worship, study, prayer and the observance of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
(Acts 2:42, 46, 47; Ephesians 4:4-16; I Corinthians 12:12, 13, 27; Acts 6:1-6; Acts 14:23; I Corinthians 11:23-30; Hebrews 10:22-25)
We hold it to be the mission of the Church of Christ:
To proclaim the Gospel to all mankind
(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
To exalt the worship of the Triune God, to promote justice, righteousness, kindness, and peace, to build itself up in the most holy faith involving the expression of Christian love and exercise church discipline
(Matthew 18:15-17; Ephesians 4:32; Galatians 6:1,2; Jude 20, 21; Ephesians 4:11, 12, 16)
To glorify God in all things.
(I Peter 4:11; I Corinthians 10:31)
8. We look with faith for the triumph of righteousness and the life everlasting. We believe in the Final Judgement of all men, with the redeemed being ushered into God’s eternal heaven and the lost being sent into eternal hell.
(Matthew 13:41-43, 49, 50; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:10-15; Revelation 21:1-5)