What we believe...

Welcome to one of, if not the most important section of our website.  

We are a part of the Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches (FEBC).  

Together, we believe sound doctrine is an essential part of the Church.  

Here you will find our articles of faith:

God


We believe in One living and true God, eternal, perfect, a Spirit, in Whom all things have their origin, source, support, and purpose. 


We believe God is holy, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, sovereign, the Creator, the Sustainer Who is immutable [unchanging].  Scripture affirms this God as Spirit and Person.


References: 

Gen. 1:1, 26, 3:8-9, 6:6, 35:11; Ex. 3:14; Psa. 90:2, 94:9-10; 102:24-27, 104:27-30, 139:7; Isa. 6:3, 45:21; Jer. 10:12-13, 23:24; Dan. 2:20-22; 4:17, 25; 7:14; Amos 9:2-3; Mal. 3:6


Matt. 10:29-30; John 1:1-3, 3:16, 4:24, 17:1-26; Acts 15:18; Acts 14:15; 17:28; Eph. 4:6; Col. 1:15–17; Heb. 1:3, 12, 4:13, 11:3; 1 Thess.1:9; 1 Tim. 6:16; Jas. 1:17; Rev. 3:19 ff.

Jesus christ

We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He is Himself God, the express image of the Father. Being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, He took upon Himself humanity. Being true God and also perfect man, He was tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 


We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for all mankind as a vicarious, substitutionary (representative) sacrifice. We hold that his death effectively saves all who believe; that our justification is grounded in the shedding of his blood; and that it is proven by his literal, physical resurrection from the dead. 


We believe the Lord Jesus Christ rose triumphantly from the grave on the third day. He ascended into heaven, where He now intercedes on our behalf at the right hand of God. From heaven He will come again in visible form to judge the living and the dead and to establish his rule as Lord of lords and King of kings. 


References: 

Isa. 53:5-6


Matt. 1:18-25, 25:31 ff; Luke 1:35; John 1:12, 3:16, 5:22-29, 20:1-21:25; Acts 1:9-11, 16:31; Rom. 4:23-25, 5:9; Eph. 1:7; Heb. 1:5-10, 2:14, 4:15; 1 Tim. 2:5, 6:15; 2 Tim. 4:1; 1 John 2:2, 3:5

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is divine, eternal, personal, and sovereign, a participant in creation and the author of Scriptures. He came to Earth at Pentecost to perform his special work in the Church. In this age of grace, He convicts the world, and restrains the progress of evil. He is the believer's Counselor/Helper and Intercessor, regenerating, baptizing, indwelling, teaching, and empowering the believer for life and service.


References: 

Gen. 1:2


Matt. 28:19-20; John 3:3, 5, 14:16-17, 16:8-11; Acts 2:17-18, 33, 4:25, 5:3-4; Rom. 8:26; 1 Cor. 2:10-16, 12:13; Eph. 3:16; 2 Thess. 2:7; 2 Tim. 1:14; Titus 3:5; Heb. 9:14, 10:15; 1 Pet. 1:10-11; 2 Pet. 1:20-21

The Trinity

We believe in the unity of the Godhead, a Triune God, one essence in three persons, God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Spirit; that these three are one God, coequal in power and glory, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, while carrying out distinct functions relating to each other and to all creation.


References: 

Deut. 6:4


Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; Rom. 1:7; Heb. 1:8

Scripture

We believe that all of the Scriptures, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, are fully inspired (God-breathed), wholly without error in the original manuscripts, the unique Word of God, written by men of God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We believe this Word is truth, that its message, the Gospel, is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, and that it provides for the instruction, correction, and equipping of the believer. 


References: 

John 17:17; Rom. 1:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:15-17; 2 Pet. 1:21

Humanity


Creation

We believe that, by an immediate act of God, mankind was created in his image. God intended that mankind should fill and rule the Earth, and should be holy and blameless before him to give him praise.


Fall

We believe mankind's loyalty and freedom were tested in the garden of Eden. Adam voluntarily and consciously disobeyed God's command, so mankind fell, and his relationship with God was broken. The whole human race was condemned, separated from God and subject to death, the consequence of sin. Mankind is now alienated from God.


Redemption

We believe God, consistent with His nature, cannot have fellowship with anyone whose sin has not been judged. Jesus Christ, God's Son, offered Himself voluntarily on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for sin, the just suffering for the unjust, bearing sin's curse, and tasting death for every man. Nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on Earth, except unbelief: his voluntary rejection of Jesus Christ as the substitute for the penalty for sin.


Resurrection

We believe every person will be raised bodily from the dead, the believers to eternal life, the unbelievers to eternal separation from God.


References: Gen. 1:26-28, 2:15-17, 3:1-3, 6, 16-19, 9:1-2; Psa. 34:16; Isa. 59:1-2


John 1:29, 3:14-16, 36, 5:28, 29, 10:17-18; Acts 16:31; Rom. 5:12, 18; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; Eph. 1:4-6; 1 Tim. 2:5-6; Heb. 9:11-12; 1 Pet. 3:18; 1 John 2:2

Eternal Life

We believe all believers will be kept saved forever because of the eternal purpose of God toward the objects of his love, because of the free exercise of God's grace toward the meritless on the ground of the propitiatory blood of Christ, because of the very nature of the divine gift of eternal life, because of the present and unending intercession and advocacy of Christ in heaven, because of the unchangeable promises of God, and because of the regenerating, abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of all who are saved. We believe that our righteous Father cannot overlook the sin of his children and will, when they persistently sin, discipline them in infinite love. We believe He will finally present every believer faultless before the presence of His glory and conformed to the image of His Son. 


References: 

John 5:24, 10:28, 13:1, 14:16-17; Rom. 8:29-30; Eph. 1:13-14; Heb. 7:25, 12:6; 1 Pet. 1:5; 1 John 2:1-2; Jude 24

The Church

We believe the Church, which Christ began to build on the day of Pentecost and will complete at his second coming, consists of all regenerate believers. Local churches practice two ordinances, the Lord's Supper and believer's baptism, and seek to reconcile wayward members back to Christ and to each other, administering discipline when all attempts at reconciliation have failed. Church leaders shepherd the church, equipping believers to serve in order to move the whole body toward maturity and unity. Believers gather to worship God together, to disciple one another, and to fellowship; they disperse to care for the needs of the body and to bear witness of Jesus Christ to the world. 


References: 

Matt. 16:18, 28:19-20; Luke 22:14-20; Acts 2; Rom. 12:6-8; 1 Cor. 5, 11:17-34, 12, 20:28; 2 Cor. 2:5-11; Eph. 2:14, 4:11-16; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; 1 Tim. 3; Titus 1; 1 Pet. 5:1-4