We believe that
the Holy Bible is a
trustworthy guide
to faith and
practice. One
divine author,
God, inspired
more than forty
writers over a
period of about
1400 years to
write what we now
have in the 39
books of the Old
Testament and 27
books of the New
Testament. The
Scriptures bear
witness to Jesus
Christ and tell of
the gift of salvation
that is possible
only in Him.
We believe that
the One God
has revealed
Himself in three
persons:
Father, Son
and Holy Spirit.
In the beginning
God created
the heavens
and the earth ...
and in the end
God will give a
new heavens
and earth
wherein the
saved of all the
ages will dwell
with God and
each other
forever.

We believe that
God created and
blessed humanity
uniquely in all His
creation. Mankind
fell through the sin
of our first parents,
Adam and Eve,
which fall affected
the whole of
creation and
produced a sin
nature in people
that has passed
from generation to
generation. Every
human who has
ever lived, with the
exception of
Jesus, has
personally sinned
and incurred the
wrath of God.
We believe that
God has
wonderfully
purposed to
provide
salvation to all
people by
grace alone
through faith
alone as a free
gift and not an
accomplishment
of human good
works. This gift
of salvation is
available only as
we by God's
grace turn by
faith to our Lord
Jesus Christ.
We believe the local
church is the visible
expression of the
invisible body of
believers, the redeemed
believers of every age.
The church has two
ordinances: baptism and
the Lord's Supper. One
enters into the fellowship
of the local church
through the symbolic
immersion in what we
call believer's baptism.
Believers also remember
and celebrate the death
of Christ until He returns
at the end of the age in a
symbolic act of worship
called the Lord's Supper.
Jesus commissioned His
church to make disciples
of all nations and
promised to be with us
until the end of the age.
We believe that
God is
providentially
accomplishing
His purposes for
His creation.
Christ will return
at the end of the
age. He will
judge the living
and the dead,
and only those
whose names
are written in the
Lamb's Book of
Life will enter into
the new heavens
and earth to be
forever with God
and each other.


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