What We Believe


Bible

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant (without error) as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice

God

There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus

Jesus Christ is true God and true man.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary (serving in our place) sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.  He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.  He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, sent to indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer, and to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment

Sin

Humankind, originally created in the image and likeness of God, fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life with God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The destiny of the impenitent (unrepentant) and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment, but that of the believer is everlasting joy and bliss.

Freedom from Sin

Salvation is only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God.

Christian Living

It is the will of God that in union with Christ each believer should be sanctified thoroughly thereby being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to God, receiving power for holy living and sacrificial and effective service toward the completion of Christ's commission of making disciples of all nations.

Marriage

We affirm that marriage is to be between one man and one woman; united in loving covenant before God for the mutual help and comfort of husband and wife.  

Church

The universal Church, of which Christ is the Head, consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to go into all the world as a witness, making disciples of all nations.  Our Baptist Church, the visible expression of the universal Church, is a body of baptized believers in Christ, who is commanded by Christ to worship God, to observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, to pray, to be edified through the Word of God, to fellowship, and to testify in word and deed to the good news of salvation both locally and globally. The local church enters into relationships with other like-minded churches for accountability, encouragement and mission.

Life after death

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust.  For the just, a resurrection unto eternal life.  For the unjust, a resurrection unto eternal judgment.

Second Coming of Christ

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible.  As the believer’s blessed hope, this vital truth is an incentive for holy living and sacrificial service toward the completion of Christ's commission.