We believe that:

The 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are inspired, true, authoritative, and sufficient.

Numbers 23:19; Psalm 19:7-10, 119:89; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21, 3:15-18

 

The one true God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God created the world and now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exist.

Genesis 1:26; Psalm 110:1; Isaiah 6:8 (use of us), 64:8; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19-20; John 17:5, 24; Hebrews 1:2-3; Revelation 4:11

 

Humanity was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. Through Adam’s sin, creation is fallen and humans are sinful at birth and sinful in action. The deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death.

Genesis 1:27, 5:1-2; Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 43:7, Romans 3 and 5; 1 John 1:8

 

Jesus is born of the Son of God, born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human.

Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 3:16; 1 John 1:1-3, 4:2-3

 

Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin. One can be reconciled to God by trusting in Christ for salvation through faith and repentance.

Isaiah 53; John 3:16-17; Acts 2:22-39; Romans 3:21-25; Hebrews 9:24-27; 1 John 2:1-2, 4:10; 1 Peter 3:18

 

Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone.

John 3:16, 5:24; Romans 10:9-10; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9

 

Once salvation has been obtained, it can never be lost.

Matthew 7:21-23; John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Hebrews 6:4-9; 1 John 2:19

 

Baptism is only intended for those who trusted Christ for salvation. We baptize by immersion because it symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection.

Mark 1:10; John 3:23; Romans 6:1-11; Colossians 2:12

 

Jesus physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will one day return to consummate His kingdom.

Matthew 24:44; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 22:20

 

The Holy Spirit indwells all that trust in Christ for salvation.

Isaiah 32:14-18; John 14:16, 26; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 12:7

 

The Church is the primary instrument in through which God is fulfilling his redemptive purposes in the earth. A visible church is a congregation of baptized believers, associated through covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel.

Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:14-22, 4:11-16, 5:25-27; Colossians 1:18-20, 3:12-15; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Peter 2:9-10

 

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