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WHAT WE BELIEVE

God’s Word:
We believe that all “Scripture is given by the inspiration of God.”  We believe that God’s word is without error.  We believe that all Scripture was given for guidance in our daily living.

The Godhead:

We believe that the Trinity eternally exists in three persons the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are one God with the exact same nature, and deserve our complete reverence.

Humankind:

We believe that man was created by God in His image.  Man fell through sin and as a result sin entered the world.  This has resulted in a sinful nature that is evident in all mankind.  This sin has as its result, spiritual death.

Jesus:

We believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God.  He came into the world to reveal God to men by fulfilling the prophecy and redeeming the world.  He was born of a virgin being fully human.  Although human He lived a sinless life.  While being fully man He retained full deity as God.  Jesus gave His life up freely as a sacrifice for all of humankind.  His death and resurrection brought redemption.  We also believe that He will return again for the Church.  Salvation is found in no other but Jesus!

The Holy Spirit:

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity/ Godhead.  We believe that all believers are united in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.  He is the One that takes residence in each and every believer giving them the power of service and worship.

The Church:

We believe that the Church exists on a local level as well as a universal level.  Which has at its head our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  The church has as its functions worship, instruction, fellowship, ministering, organization, and ordinances.  These ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Grace:

Salvation is extended to all by God’s unmerited love which is ‘grace.’  Salvation is initiated by God through his unfailing love.  There is not anything man can do to earn or merit salvation.  It is freely given to all who chose to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.