Our Beliefs

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  • We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired; that it is true without mixture of error; and that it is the standard by which all human conduct and creeds should be tried.

    [2 Timothy 3:15-17]

  • We believe that there is one and only one true and living God; and that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

    [John 4:24; John 10:30]

  • We believe that man was created in holiness, but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy state, in consequence of which all unredeemed mankind are now sinners and are under condemnation of eternal ruin.

    [Genesis 1:27Romans 5:12]

  • We believe that through justification the perfect righteousness of God is given to the believers in Christ Jesus.

    [Acts 13:39Romans 5:1-2]

  • We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel, and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own depravity and rejection of the gospel.

    [John 3:16]

  • We believe, that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated (born again) through the work of the Holy Spirit.

    [John 3:32 Corinthians 5:17]

  • We believe that repentance and faith are inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God, and are essential to salvation.

    [Mark 1:25Romans 10:9]

  • We believe that election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners; and that this is consistent with the free agency of man.

    [Romans 8:28-31;  2 Peter 1:10-11]

  • We believe that sanctification is a progressive process by which the believer is made partaker of God’s holiness, and that this process begins in regeneration.  It is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

    [1 Thessalonians 4:3; Philippians 2:12]

  • We believe that only born again believers endure to the end, and that they are kept by the power of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

    [Romans 8:38-39;  2 Timothy 1:12]

  • We believe that a church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers bound together in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; and that Jesus committed the ministry of His Gospel to His Churches.

    [Acts 2:41-42;  Matthew 28:20]

  • We believe baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, according to the teachings of the New Testament and on the authority of a New Testament church;  it is to follow the conversion experience as a sign of his fellowship with death and resurrection of Christ, of the remission of sins and of giving himself up to God to live and walk in newness of life; that personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior is a prerequisite to the observance of the Lord’s Supper.

    [Matthew 28:19;  1 Corinthians 11:25]

  • We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes.

    [Acts 20:7;  Exodus 20:8]

  • We believe at the last day, Christ shall descend from Heaven and raise the dead; that a solemn judgment will fix forever the final state of man in Heaven or Hell.

    [Acts 1:12;  Acts 24:25;  Matthew 13:49-50; Matthew 25:31-46]