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Condensed Presentation of Beliefs:
We believe in one God, eternally existent as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (1 Thes. 1:9; Gen 1:1, 26; Mt. 28:19; John 14:9; Rev. 19:6).
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (Heb. 1:8; 10-11), in His virgin birth (Mt. 1:18-23), in His sinless life (Heb. 2:18; 4:15), in His miracles (Jn. 20:30-31; 21:24-25), in His vicarious and atoning death (Rom. 5:8; 1 Cor. 15:3; Gal. 4:4-5; Col. 1:19-20), in His bodily resurrection (1 Cor. 15:3-8; 1 Thess. 1:10), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9; 1 Tim. 3:16), and in His personal return in power and glory (Jn. 14:3; Acts1:11; 1 Thess. 5:23; 1 Tim. 6:14; Tit. 2:13).
About the Holy Spirit
We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to men, to convict of sin (Jn. 16:7-15), to regenerate repentant sinners (Rom. 6:3-23; 7:6; 8:2-6) and, by His presence and power, to sanctify the lives of the redeemed (Rom. 15:16).
We believe that man was created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-28), but by willful transgression became sinful and is justly under the condemnation and wrath of Almighty God (Rom. 3:9-10, 23; 5:12-14; Col. 1:19-22).
We believe that the only salvation from this guilt and condemnation is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; Jn. 14:6) and that this salvation is the free gift of God’s love and grace (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5-6).
About the Bible
We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired and infallible Word and is the supreme standard and final authority for all conduct, faith, and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; 1 Pet. 1:25).
About the Church
We believe that a New Testament Church is a body of believers, baptized by immersion (Acts 2:38-47), associated for worship (Heb. 10:24-25), service (Gal. 5:13; Rom. 12:10-11), and the spread of the Gospel of the grace of God to all the world (Mt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8).
About the Resurrection
We believe that there will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust (Rev. 20); the just, having been redeemed by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be with Him throughout eternity in glory (Rev. 20:4-6; 22:1-5); the unjust, having died impenitent and unreconciled to God, to eternal condemnation in Hell (Rev. 20:11-15).