We Believe…

…in the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God. I Cor. 2:13; 10:11; II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21
…in the One Triune God revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Gen. 1:1; Ex. 20:2-3; I Cor. 8:6; Rev. 4:11; John 10:30
…in the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, and that He is the eternal Word and only begotten Son of God; who shed His blood on the cross for our sins, then rose again the third day and ascended to Heaven to be our advocate and intercessor to the Father. John 1:1, Matt. 1:18-25, Gal. 4:4-5, Phil. 2:6-10.
…in the Holy Spirit who convicts us of sin, regenerates, indwells, baptizes, seals and anoints all who become children of God through Christ. He further empowers, guides, teaches, sanctifies, and fills believers. John 3:5, Rom 8:9.
…in the existence of Satan and that we are able to resist and overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the power of the Holy Spirit. John 1:6-7, Matt. 4:1-11; Eph. 2:2; John 12:31; II Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10
…all men are by nature and choice sinful and lost. Gen. 1:26; 2:17, Rom. 3:10-19; Eph. 2:1-3
…in salvation by grace through faith and that it is only received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 2:8-9, Titus 3:5, John 1:12, Rom. 8:1.
…in the priesthood of all believers. That Christ is our Great High Priest and through Him every born-again person has direct access into God’s presence. Ex. 19:6; I Sa. 61:6; I Peter 2:5; Rev. 1:6
…in righteous living and Godly works not as a means of salvation, but as its proper evidence and fruit. Eph. 2:10, Rom. 12:1-2.
…in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Acts 2:47; I Cor. 6:15, I Cor. 12:12-24; Co. 1:18-24; Eph. 1:22-23; Heb. 1:3, 13; I Peter 3:22
…in the importance of all believers assembling and identifying themselves in the local church. Acts 2:41- 47, I Cor. 11:2
…in the independence and autonomy of the local church. Matt. 18:17, Acts 6:1-5.
…in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the two ordinances given to the local church. Matt. 28:19-20, I Cor. 11:23-24
…in separation from religious apostasy, sinful pleasures, practice and associations, and to refrain from all immodest and immoderate appearances. Rom. 12:1-2; 14:13; I Cor. 6:19-20; 2 Tim. 3:1-5
….in the second coming of Christ. I Thess. 4:13-18, James 5:8.
…in future life, bodily resurrection and eternal judgment. Matt. 25:32; Luke 16:19-31; Rom. 14:12; II Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:11-15
…in the practice of infant/child dedication, where families publicly give thanks to God for the gift of a child and dedicate their child to the Lord to recognize their child was born to bring God glory. I Samuel 1:11; I Samuel 1:26, 28; Luke 2:22
…in scriptural marriage, by joining one naturally-born man and one naturally-born woman for life. Gen 2:23; Gen 2:24; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; I Cor. 5:1, 6:9; 7:10; I Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4
…in tithing and giving. Gal. 6:6; II Cor. 8:1-9; Prov. 11:24-25
…in the institution of the home. That men and women are spiritually equal in position before God but that God has ordained distinct and separate spiritual functions for men and women in the home and church. Gal 3:28, Col. 3:18; I Tim. 2:8-15
…God disapproves of divorce and intends marriage to last until one of the spouses dies. Divorce except on the grounds other than sexual immorality is regarded as adultery. Divorced and remarried persons or divorced persons on biblical ground may hold positions of service in the church and be greatly used of God for Christian service. They may not be considered for the offices of pastor or deacon. Mal. 2:14-17; Matt. 19:3-12; Rom. 7:1-3; I Tim. 3:2, 12; Titus 1:6
…that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Ps. 1:5, 139:14-16; Isa. 44:24, 49:1; Jer. 1:5, 20:15-18; Luke 1:44
…that life is a gift of God that should be respected from conception until natural death. Ex. 20:13, 23:7
…the church shall require its members to resolve conflict among themselves according to biblically based principles. I Cor. 6:1-8; Eph. 4:31-32; Matt. 18:15-17