What We Believe

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Statement of Doctrinal Beliefs

1. The Bible is the divine revelation of God to mankind, our fixed source of authority for faith and conduct, without error and endurable for all generations and cultures. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21; Psalm 119:160

2. God is eternal, having always existed outside of time and space and a single Being consisting of three Persons – Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.  Genesis 1:1,26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22

3. Jesus is the eternal Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, one who ultimately restores mankind from sin, and raised from the dead and seated with the Heavenly Father.  Revelation 1:8; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 6:14, 15:4; Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3

4. Holy Spirit is active today to make people aware of their need of Jesus as well as empowering believers to live the Christian life more victoriously. John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Romans 8:16; Luke 24:49; Acts 8:12-17; 19:1-7; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Acts 10:44-46

5. Mankind is made in the spiritual image of God, fallen from innocence due to a willful choice to do wrong, destined for eternal separation from God, provided an opportunity to be reconciled to God through Christ and invited to accept Christ, repent of sin, and get a fresh start. Genesis 1:26-30; 3:8-9; Genesis 3:6-24; Romans 3:23; 5:12-19; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:3, 16; Acts 20:21; Romans 5:1; 1 John 1:9; Titus 2:11-13; 3:5-6; Romans 8:38-39; John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1 Peter 1:3-5; John 15:6; 1 Peter 1:16; Hebrews 12:14; Revelation 22:19; Luke 8:13; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; 1 Peter 1:16; Romans 6:1-11; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13

6. The Church is the body of Christ that consists of all Christians on a three-fold mission of upreach, inreach, and outreach and respectful of two ordinances – water baptism and The Lord’s Table (Holy Communion). Ephesians 4:16; Galatians 3:28-29; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Matthew 22:37-38; Ephesians 4:11-11-13; Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 2 Peter 1:4

7. The future is hopeful for those ready for the imminent return of Christ and bright for the Christian because of eternal life with God. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 22:12-13; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 3:13; John 14:2-3; Revelation 21:1-7; 22:5; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 25:46

8. The Genesis account of the creation of the universe in six twenty-four hour days, the creation of mankind on the sixth day, and the judgment of mankind through a world-wide flood precludes acceptance of any form of evolution, including “theistic evolution” or “progressive creation.” Genesis 1, 2, 6-9; Exodus 20:11; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 10:6
9. Matrimony is a holy, monogamous marriage covenant between one man and one woman as long as both shall live, a divinely ordained institution of God, and the basic unit of a healthy society. Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 7:2-4; 1 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:23-31; Hebrews 13:4; Genesis 2:18; Exodus 20:12; Genesis 2:21-24; Malachi 2:6