What We Believe
All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Bible, it's 66 books, is the inspired, firmly reliable and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live.  Matt 5:18, John 10:35, John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe the one true God exists eternally in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and that these, being one God are equal in deity, power and glory.  God is infinite in love, perfect in judgements, and unchanging in righteousness and mercy.  We believe that God not only created the world but also now upholds, governs and providentially directs all that exists, and the He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His name.  Psalm 104:1-35, Psalm 139:1-24, Matt 10:29-31, Matt 28:19, Acts 17:24-28, 2 Cor 13:14, Ephesians 1:9-12, Ephesians 4:4-6, Colossians 1:16-17, Hebrews 1:1-3, Revelation 1:4-6

We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, the Son of God, that He is incarnate, fully God and fully man; that He was eternally preexistent with the Father and Holy Spirit; and that He was conceived and born of a virgin, live a sinless life and offered himself as a penal substitutionary sacrifice for sinners.  By His blood shed at the cross, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. He was raised on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints forever.  He will return to earth again to reign in righteousness.  
  • Mt. 1:18–25; Jn. 1:1–18; Rom. 8:34; 1 Cor. 15:1–28; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:10–14; Eph. 1:7; Phil. 2:6–11; Col. 1:15–23; Heb. 7:25; 9:13–15; 10:19; 1 Pet. 2:21–25; 1 Jn. 2:1–2
We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted for his salvation. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight, that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ.
  • Jn. 1:12–13; 6:37–44; 10:25–30; Acts 16:30–31; Rom. 3:1–4:23; 8:1–17, 31–39; 10:8–10; Eph. 2:8–10; Phil. 2:12–13; Titus 3:3–7; 1 Jn. 1:7, 9
We believe our adversary, Satan, rebelled against God. He was cast out of God’s presence and is at work with his demonic hosts to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness, evil, and unrest on earth. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will be cast forever into the lake of fire which has been prepared for him and his demons.
  • Isa. 14:10–17; Ezek. 28:11–19; Mt. 12:25–29; 25:41; Jn. 12:31; 16:11; Eph. 6:10–20; Col. 2:15; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6; Rev. 12:7–9; 20:10
We believe that humanity, male and female only, was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. As a consequence of disobedience, all persons are sinners by both nature and choice, and are, therefore, spiritually dead and justly condemned as children of wrath in the sight of God, wholly unable to save themselves.
  • Gen. 1:1–3:22; Ps. 51:5; Isa. 53:5; Rom. 3:9–18; 5:12–21; Eph. 2:1–3
We believe that the Ekklesia consists of all Believers and these Believers are God’s primary instruments, through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, Christ is the head of the body and has given the body apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the equipping of the saints and works of service. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers. We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the gospel and do all the works of the kingdom. 
  • Mt. 16:17–19; Acts 2:17–18, 42; Eph. 3:14–21; 4:11–16; 1 Tim. 2:11–15; Heb. 10:23–25; 1 Pet. 2:4–5, 9–10
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the Church, to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation, but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. 
  • Mt. 26:26–29; 28:19; Rom. 6:3–11; 1 Cor. 11:23–34; 1 Pet. 3:21

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