• We believe that creation was completed in six, twenty-four hour literal days (Genesis 1:5,8,13,19,23,31; 2:2; Exodus 20:11). We believe that man was created in God’s own image and after His own likeness (Genesis 1:26,27). 

 

  • We believe that the Spirit of God moved upon men to write the Scripture (2 Peter 1:20-21).  We believe both the Old and New Testament are the verbal (every word) and plenary (complete) inspired (God-breathed) Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Scriptures are inerrant and infallible. The Bible is the final authority for faith and the standard by which we live.

 

  • We believe in one triune God (consisting of three in one). We believe that God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:6-12). We believe that Jesus Christ, the second member of the Trinity became flesh to reveal God to mankind and to become the Savior of the world (John 3:16). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. ( Philippians 2:6-7; Luke 1:26-35; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

 

  • We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides forgiveness of sin. We believe that God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.

    • We believe that salvation is by grace (something we don't deserve). It is not something you can earn. (Eph 2:8, 9)

    • We believe that salvation is instantaneous, and not a process. 

    • We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are eternally saved. (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8). 

 

  • We believe that the New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous (independent) local congregation of baptized believers, that seeks to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. The church’s scriptural officers are pastors and deacons in accordance with the qualifications of Scripture (I Tim. 3:1-13). A New Testament church is a part of the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.

 

  • We believe there are two ordinaces for the local church; baptism and the Lord's Supper.

    • First, we believe that New Testament baptism is by immersion in water of those who have trusted Jesus as Saviour. This is done in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. We believe baptism is a symbol of our faith as it pictures our death to sin and resurrection to a new life (Matt 28:19,20); We do not believe that baptism is necessary to be able to go to Heaven, but that it is an act of obedience.

    • Second, we believe the Lord’s Supper should always be preceded by self-examination and that it is to remember the love of Christ during His death until He returns (Matt 26:26-29; I Corinthians 11:30). 

 

  • We believe that each Christian should live a life that is different and separate from the world.  We believe that we should pattern our life after our Saviour, Jesus Christ. His life is our example and even though we fall short, it should not prevent us from striving to become more like Him. 

 

  • We believe that Jesus has called us to share the good news of his death, burial, and resurrection (Mark 16:15). We are to love the sinner, not the sin. We believe that our lives are to be salt and light to the world (Matt. 5:13-16).

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