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    We believe all Scripture was given by verbal, complete, and inerrant inspiration of God and is our final authority for all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:14-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21, Galatians 3:16, Psalm 119:89,160, John 17:17, Matthew 5:17-18, Revelation 22:18-19)
  • GOD
    We believe in one true God, who is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, and who manifests in three eternal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, Jeremiah 32:27, Acts 15:18, Psalm 139:1-10, John 1:1, 14, Matthew 3:16-17, 28:18-20,1John 5:20, Acts 5:3-4)
    We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal God in human form, conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin named Mary. We believe Jesus lived a sinless life, died to pay for all sins, rose again on the third day, and ascended into heaven (John 1:1,14, 1 John 5:20, Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:14-16, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 5:6-11, 1 John 2:1-2)
    We believe the Holy Spirit is one of the Trinity. Holy Spirit is the eternal God, indwelling and sealing the believer at the moment of salvation. We believe the Holy Spirit teaches the believer God’s Word, transforms them into the image of Christ, and gives spiritual gifts to be used according to Scripture to glorify God (Romans 8:9-11, Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30, John 16:7-15, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Peter 4:10-11)
    The gifts of the Holy Spirit that we see on display in the New Testament are still active within the life of the church. These gifts did not end with the close of the New Testament or the death of the last apostle (1 Cor. 12:1-11)
    We believe Satan is a spiritual being who elevated himself in pride, rebelled against God with his angels, and opposes God’s work today. We believe his defeat and destiny were sealed by the work of Christ on the cross (Matthew 4:8-11, Isaiah 14:12-15, 1 Peter 5:7, Ephesians 6:10-12, Hebrews 2:14-15, Revelation 20:10)
    We believe the book of Genesis is not allegorical or figurative. We believe God created the universe and created Adam in His image. Adam and Eve sinned through the free will that God had given them (Genesis 1:1, 26-27, 3:1-7, Matthew 19:4-6, 24:37-39, Romans 5:12, 18-19, 3:23, 6:23)
    We believe salvation is by God’s grace alone, received through faith in the death and resurrection of Christ, and by professing Jesus as Lord. We believe salvation is being born spiritually into God’s family (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9, 13, John 3:1-7, 10:27-30, 1 Peter 1:3-5, Romans 8:35-39, 1 John 2:18-19)
    It is the call of every follower of Christ and of every church to be disciples of all nations, as Christ commands all believers. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ. Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 19:5-6; Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 9:37-38; 10:5-15; 13:18-30, 37-43; 16:19; 22:9-10; 24:14; 28:18-20; Luke 10:1-18; 24:46-53; John 14:11-12; 15:7-8,16; 17:15; 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2; 8:26-40; 10:42-48; 13:2-3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 3:1-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 2 Timothy 4:5; Hebrews 2:1-3; 11:39-12:2; 1 Peter 2:4-10; Revelation 22:17.
    We believe the church is the body of believers who are spiritually connected worldwide. We believe the local church is an assembly which God calls together to accomplish Christ’s work in this world by observing the ordinances of baptism, communion, and equipping believers to minister (Matthew 16:18, 22:34-40, 28:18-20, Ephesians 1:22-23, 3:20-21, 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Acts 2:41-47, 11:19-30)
    We believe Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and earth in which He will be glorified forever. The new kingdom will be without evil, suffering, and death (Zechariah 14:1-9, Matthew 25:31-46, Acts 1:11, 1Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 19:11-21, Revelation 20)
    We believe all people will spend eternity with Christ or separated from Him. We believe those without Christ wait in Hell for the day of final judgment. We believe those with Christ wait with Jesus for their resurrection and eternal inheritance (John 5:28-29, 3:16-18, Luke 16:19-31, Revelation 20:11-15, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 2 John 1:8, Luke 19:11-27)
    We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the Church, to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation, but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. (Mt. 26:26–29; 28:19; Rom. 6:3–11; 1 Cor. 11:23–34; 1 Pet. 3:21)
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