What we believe

1. The Word of God
We believe the Bible is God’s written revelation to man.  It is composed of sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament.   It is verbally inspired in every word, and absolutely inerrant in the original documents. We affirm the infallibility, sufficiency, and authority of Scripture. We affirm its supreme infallibility in all matters of faith and conduct.

2. The Trinity
We believe that there is but one Living and true God, an infinite, all-knowing Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three Persons — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each equally deserving worship and obedience.

3. God the Father
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, He hears and answers prayers and He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.

4. Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten son, and has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfection as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We believe He is not only true God but also a true Man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born from a virgin. We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of his people, and His personal visible return from heaven.

5. The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is a person and is fully God.  As the supernatural and sovereign Agent in regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ at the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers them for service, and seals them unto the day of redemption.

6. Man
We believe man was created male and female in God’s image in innocence of sin, but voluntarily disobeyed and became separated from God.  Through the sin of Adam, all humanity became polluted and is therefore sinful by nature and also by choice.  For this reason, man is totally depraved and in need of a Savior.

7. Salvation
We believe every person is a sinner by nature and by choice and is, therefore, under condemnation. We believe those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that the salvation of man, who is sinful and lost, is instantaneous and accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of the Word of God when the repentant sinner- enabled by the Holy Spirit- responds in faith. This salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works. All Christians are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.

8. The Church
We believe those who put their faith in Jesus Christ immediately become a part of His Body, the Church. There is one Church universal, made up of all believers from all places throughout history. The local church is an individual, autonomous part of the larger universal Body of Christ. The local church gathers as individuals who have been baptized and professed faith in Christ. The local church is led by the Lordship of Christ through qualified male elders. The Church’s purpose is to glorify God through instruction in the Word, keeping the ordinances, advancing the Gospel, and living in fellowship with one another.

9. The Last Things
We believe in the literal future return of Jesus Christ to restore His kingdom in its fullness.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; the saved to resurrection of life and the unsaved to eternal separation from God.


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What is the gospel?

GOD

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus.


How would you describe God’s character? Loving and good? Compassionate and forgiving? All true. God describes himself as “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love and faithfulness…forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.” Then God adds, “but who will by no means clear the guilty” (Exodus 34:6-7). That explodes about 90 percent of what people today think they know about God. This loving God does not leave the guilty unpunished. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!


MANKIND

When God created the first human beings—Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken.  Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God.  They were denying his authority over their lives.


It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…none is righteous, no, not one” (Romans. 3:23,10). Yet, we often think of our sins as not much more than violations of some heavenly traffic law. So we wonder why God gets so upset about them. But sin is much more than that. It’s the rejection of God himself and his right to exercise authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”


This is the Bible’s sobering verdict: “It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). Every one of us will be held accountable to God. The Bible warns that “whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God” (John 3:18).

But…


JESUS CHRIST

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!


When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” Centuries before God had promised that he would come as a great King to rescue his people from their sins. And here was Jesus saying, “The kingdom of God is herenow! I am that great King!”


Eventually Jesus’ followers realized that his mission was to bring sinful people into that kingdom. Jesus came to die in their place, to take the punishment they deserved for their rebellion against God. As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!


But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. He is not just King Jesus the Crucified, but King Jesus the Crucified and Resurrected!  Jesus’ rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”


OUR RESPONSE

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.


Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned…he himself bore our sins in his body on the tree…the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God” (John 3:17, 18; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18).


If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Do you believe that you have rebelled against God and deserve his wrath? That Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died the death that you deserve for your sins? That he rose from the grave and lives to stand in your place as your Substitute and Savior?


Making a commitment to begin a relationship with God is not an easy decision, and it is more than just saying a prayer. It's a commitment to allow God to take over your life. If you are wrestling with these questions in your life, 

One of our Pastors would love to sit down with you over a cup of coffee and answer any questions you might have. 

They can be reached at 937.316.5055.