What we believe

We believe all the basic beliefs of biblical, historic Christianity. This is a brief summary, but is not exhaustive of all we believe and teach:

1.  We believe all 66 books of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts.

2.  We believe that there is only one true God, eternally existing in three Persons of the Trinity:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

3.  We believe in particular, that Jesus Christ is the sinless eternal Son of God, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

4.  We believe in the total depravity of sinful mankind.  That mankind through Adam (who was a literal historic person) was plunged into sin and alienation from God.  Man is naturally dead in his sinful condition and cannot earn his way to forgiveness and eternal life from God.

5.  Salvation was accomplished by Christ's sacrificial, vicarious death on the cross and His physical resurrection from the dead.  Salvation is freely bestowed upon all who repent and believe in the finished work of Christ.

6.  We believe in the permanent indwelling of God the Holy Spirit in every believer.  The Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into Christ the moment they believe.  There is no "second baptism" of the Holy Spirit.

7.  We believe in the godly walk of the Christian.  All Christians are empowered by the Holy Spirit to walk in the Spirit, and should endeavor to do so.

8.  We believe in the Return of Christ.  His Second Coming will be personal, visible, and glorious, and He will come to establish His kingdom upon the earth in fulfillment of prophecy.  He will come to execute final judgments, and ultimately to usher in a New Heaven and New Earth.

9.  We believe in the personality of Satan, demons, and angels as real literal beings with limited powers.

10.  We believe in the eternal conscious punishment of the lost, and the eternal conscious bliss of the redeemed.