WE BELIEVE that the Holy Scriptures, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, are the very Word of God written, inerrant in the original writings and therefore, that they constitute the supreme and final authority in matters of faith and life.

 

WE BELIEVE that there is one and only one, living and true God, subsisting in three Persons-the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that these three are eternally co-existent and equal in essence and attributes, yet distinct in Person, Office and Activity.

 

WE BELIEVE in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His Ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His High Priestly ministry on behalf of His people and in His personal and visible return to the Earth in power and glory.

 

WE BELIEVE that all men are sinners by nature and by choice, and their salvation is received only through faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ. We believe that this salvation is a gift of God, in no way, nor to any degree, depending upon any merit which one might seek to achieve by his own works.

 

WE BELIEVE that the Church has a two-fold aspect:

 

1. That the Church of Jesus Christ is a living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and of which all who acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord are members. This is the Church universal, the body of Christ.

 

2. That the local Church is composed of regenerated, baptized believers voluntarily united for the purpose of worship, Christian fellowship, prayer, teaching of the Word, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts and the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ throughout the world.

 

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the local Churches - Believers Baptism by immersion and the Lords Supper.

 

WE BELIEVE that the local Church is independent and self-governing under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We believe, therefore, that it must be free from interference from all ecclesiastical and political authority, and that the Church and State must be kept separate since they have different functions, each fulfilling its duties, free from the dictation or patronage of the other. Under the watch care of the Elders and other supportive leadership, its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

 

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of the body and in the eternal existence of all men - the saved, having been redeemed by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be forever with Him in glory - the lost, having died impenitent and unreconciled to God, to be condemned to eternal punishment in separation from the Lord. 

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