About Satan: We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall of man; that he is the declared enemy of God and man, and that he will be eternally punished in hell for his rebellion against God. (Job 1:6-7; Isa. 14:12-17; Matt. 4:2-11; Matt. 25:41; Rev. 20:10)

About Mankind: We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that in Adam's sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. That man is totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.(Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; Rom. 5:12; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; Eph 4:17-19)

About Salvation: We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. We believe that through His death on the cross, Jesus Christ paid the penalty for the sins of the elect, past, present, and future. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that there is only one means of salvation, through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 1:12; Eph. 1:7; Eph. 2:8-10; 1 John 1:9; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; John 6:37-40; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1, 38-39; 1 Pet. 1:4-5; John 14:6, Acts 4:12; 1 Tim. 2:5)

About Eternity: We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. We believe the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord where in conscious joy they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with God. We believe the souls of unbelievers remain, after death in conscious punishment until the second resurrection, where they will be reunited with the body. They will then appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, where they will be cast into a literal hell, the lake of fire, cut off from God forever. (John 5:28-29; John 11:25-26; Rev. 20:4-6, 12-13; Luke 23:43; 2 Cor. 5:8; Php. 1:23; Php 3:21; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Rev. 20:11-15)  

About the Church: We believe the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those, from all races, ethnicities, and cultures, who have placed their faith in Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, associated for worship, work, and fellowship. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world. (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18; Heb. 10:23-25; Matt. 28:18-20) [ back to top ] About the Sacraments: We believe the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for the remembrance of His death. We believe these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of Jesus Christ. (Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Matt. 26:26-28) 

About the Christian Life: We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. (1 Cor. 10:31; Rom. 12:1-3; Heb. 12:1-2; John 14:15, 23-24; 1 John 2:3-6; 2 Cor. 9:6-9; 1 Cor. 4:2; Col. 1:9-10) 

 

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