What We Believe

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The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the basis for our beliefs

  • the Bible is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16)

God

God is one God, presented in three personalities, but without division of being.

  • God the Father reigns over all creation (Psalms 47:8, 89:7, 93:1)

    • He is all knowing, all powerful, all loving, and all wise

    • He directs the course of history according to His grace

  • God the Son is presented in the person of Jesus Christ, who

    • was born of a virgin (Luke 1:34, Matthew 1:18, Isaiah 7:14)

    • lived a sinless life (1 Peter 2:22, Hebrews 4:15)

    • died an innocent death (1 Corinthians 15:3)

    • conquered death by His resurrection ( 1 Corinthians 15:4)

    • will return to this earth to take His church to live with Him in heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

    • made atonement for our sins through the shedding of His blood (Hebrews 9:12)

  • God the Holy Spirit

    • inspired holy men of old to write the Bible (2 Peter 1:21)

    • exalts Jesus Christ in all things (John 16:14)

    • seals us to the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30)

    • comforts and empowers believers (John 14:6, Acts 1:8)

    • bestows spiritual gifts for the strengthening of the church (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)

Salvation

Salvation is by grace through faith and is essential for eternal life, as well as for church membership (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Baptism

Baptism is by immersion in water and, while not essential for salvation, is an act of obedience to Scripture (Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-4) and therefore is necessary for membership in this church.

We are members of the Southern Baptist convention and align with the statements found here.