Our Beliefs

ABOUT THE BIBLE: The Bible is God's Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth. Exodus 24:4; Psalm 119:11; Jeremiah 36; Matthew 5:17-18; Luke 21:23; John 17:17; Romans 16:25-26

ABOUT GOD: There is only one true God, revealed to us as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the same in essence and equal in every way. Genesis 1:1-2; Isaiah 64:8; 7:14; 61:1-3; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; 4:7-31; Acts 1:1-9; 1 John 4:4-5:12

ABOUT SIN: Adam and Eve were created holy, innocent, and happy, but by the disobedience of one man, sin entered into the world and death by sin, so death passed upon all mankind since all have sinned. Genesis 1:26-30; Genesis 3; Psalm 1; Romans 1:19-32; 3:23; 5:6, 12

ABOUT SALVATION: The only way of salvation is by grace through faith in the atonement and righteousness of Jesus Christ. Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23-27; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9

ABOUT THE ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER: Nothing can separate true believers from the love of God; they will be kept by His power through faith unto salvation. John 10:29; 14:2-3; Romans 8:38-39; Hebrews 13:5; Revelation 3:20

ABOUT BAPTISM: Christian Baptism is administered only by the immersion of believers in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5, 11

ABOUT THE LORD'S SUPPER: The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers memorialize the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and anticipate His second coming. Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:14-22; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

ABOUT ETERNITY: There will be a resurrection of the dead and a time when all mankind will be judged according to their deeds. The unbelievers shall go into everlasting punishment, but the righteous believers into eternal life with God. Matthew 16:27; 25:31-46: Luke 16:19-26; Luke 19: 20-37; John 14:1-3; Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 14:14-18; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 20:11-15

ABOUT THE WORK OF THE CHURCH: The Christian ministry is a divinely appointed means for sharing the Gospel throughout the world. It is the responsibility of all believers to contribute to its support. Exodus 19:5-6; Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 9:37-38; 24:14; 28:18-20; Luke 2:46-48; Acts 1:8; Romans 10: 13-15

ABOUT MARRIAGE: We define marriage as a life covenant between one man and one woman according to scripture. We believe the Bible teaches that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. Therefore, any sexual activity outside of the context of the marriage relationship is sinful. Genesis 2:24; Proverbs 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 18:22; 24:3; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 19:3-6; Mark 10:6-9; 1 Corinthians 6:18-7:1-5; Ephesians 5:22-31; Colossians 3:18-19; Titus 2:3-5; Hebrews 13:4

ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY: We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Therefore, rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person; God’s gift to that person; and God’s plan for that person. That being said, we also believe that one’s ultimate identity is to be found, not in their gender, sexual orientation or marital status, but in their identity as a Child of God. Gen 1:26-27; Psalm 139:13-16; Romans 8:16; 1 John 3:1-3

ABOUT SINGLENESS: We believe that singleness is a gift from God and affirm the fact that it is not always God’s will for a person to be married. We believe that value, purpose, meaning and significance in life doesn’t require that one be married, for fulfillment and purpose is found only and ultimately in our love relationship with God through Christ and our finding contentment in Him. Isaiah 54:5; Jeremiah 3:14; Matthew 19:11-12; 1 Corinthians 7:1; 7; 32-35; Philippians 4:11-13; 1 Timothy 6:6-8; Hebrews 13:5-6

ABOUT WHO IS WELCOME AT OUR CHURCH: We believe in the importance of welcoming everyone who wishes to participate in the activities of our church in an effort to seek truth and know God through Christ, without showing discrimination in any way. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are not to be found within the fellowship of God’s family. Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31; Romans 13:8-10; James 2:1-9