WHAT WE BELIEVE
Salvation: We believe that a person’s only hope of redemption and eternity in heaven is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. Salvation is received when a person repents to God for his sin and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior. Through an inward belief of Christ’s salvation and verbal request to God, a person becomes a Christ follower and accepts His salvation (Romans 10:9-10)
Baptism: We believe that baptism is an outward display of an inward decision. A person’s choice to be baptized signals to the rest of the world that they have accepted Jesus’ salvation and are choosing to follow Him as Lord of their life. The Bible defines baptism as a complete water immersion that is for believers only. Baptism does not get you to heaven, it shows that you have already accepted Christ as your Savior. Baptism is a symbol that we are burying our sinful self as Christ was buried in the tomb, and we are rising up to walk in a new life with Christ, as Christ was raised from the dead on the third day (Romans 6:3-6). We know that baptism does not get us to heaven because the thief on the cross next to Jesus was never baptized, yet Jesus said that he would be in heaven because of his belief (Luke 23:39- 43).
The Church: We believe each believer, born of the Spirit, is a part of the Church is the Body of Christ. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22, Hebrews 12:23)
The Bible: We believe that the King James Version is the most accurate version available in the English Language. Although they may seem easier to read, all other versions change or delete the meaning from the original Hebrew and Greek texts. Much of this change comes in the form of downgrading the rank and power of Jesus Christ. (Example: Daniel 3:25)
Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ was born miraculously of a virgin birth (Matthew 1:23), that He lived a sinless life (I Peter 2:21-22), that He came to the world to save men from their condemnation of sin (John 3:16-18), that He resurrected from the dead (Matthew 28:6), that He currently sits at the right hand of God in heaven (Colossians 3:1), that He is the intercessor between man and God (Romans 8:34), and that He is the Lord over all things in Heaven, and in the Earth, and under the Earth (Philippians 2:10).
The Lord’s Supper: The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of the covenant made with God through the blood of Jesus Christ. Those who have made a covenant with God through accepting the salvation of Jesus Christ and have been water baptized are instructed to participate. The church participates in the Lord’s supper as a body or family as often as they choose to participate (I Corinthians 11:24-29).
Marriage: God created marriage moments after He created man. It is a covenant made between a natural born man and a natural born woman that makes them one (Genesis 2:22-24). The marriage covenant requires the married partners to be faithful, loving, and helpful to each other as long as they both are alive (Mark 10:6-9). God commands Christ followers not to marry unbelievers (II Corinthians 6:14). The church observes the wedding ceremony as holy and unto God.
God: We believe that the Bible teaches there is only ONE and TRUE living God, who is self-existent, and the eternal “I AM”, the creator of the heaven and earth. We believe that He has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the same in essence, though distinct in personality (Matthew 28:19). The mod of His existence is far above the understanding of men. He is the fountain of all perfection and joy, He is glorified by the whole of creation and is worthy to be loved and served by all intelligence. He, therefore, is the only proper object of worship (Jeremiah 10:10).
Death: As a result of Adam and Eve’s sin, all mankind is subject to the death of the body. The soul does not die with the body, but immediately after death enters into a conscious state of heaven or hell according to their pre-death acceptance of Jesus as their Savior (Romans 5:12, 6:23, John 14:6).