What we teach:
We teach that the Bible is the Word of God, divinely inspired, so that it is without error in the original manuscripts and preserved by God so that it is the authoritative standard for every age and every life (I Cor. 2:7-14; I Thess. 2:13; II Tim. 3:15-16; II Peter 2: 20, 21).
We teach that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that these three are One God (Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-14; John 14:16, 26; Col. 2:9).
We teach that God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe, and that creation was by divine decree, not through evolutionary process (Genesis 1:1 – 2:25).
We teach that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for all people, sent Christ into the world to save sinners (Matt. 1:21; John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 1:3-6).
We teach that Jesus Christ in the flesh was fully God and fully man, that he was born of a virgin and that he lived a sinless life, in which He taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four Gospels. He also was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers and from whence He is coming again personally, bodily, visibly to this earth (Phil. 2:5-8; Luke 1: 26-35; Heb. 4:14-15; I Peter 2:21-24; I Cor. 15:3-5; Acts 1: 9-11; Eph. 1:18-23; 56:23; Rom. 8: 31-34; I John 2: 1-2; I Thess. 4: 14-16; John 14: 1-6).
We teach that His death, by His shed blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin. People are saved, justified, and sanctified on the simple and single ground of the shed blood of Christ (Heb. 9:11-14; 10: 10-13; I Peter 3:18; Gal. 3: 13-14; I Cor. 6: 9-11; Rom. 8: 31-34).
We teach that such salvation with its forgiveness of sins, and its hope of eternal life is the pure grace of God (I John 1:8-10; 3:9; II Cor. 15; Eph. 2: 8-9).
We teach that believers have the assurance of salvation as long as they continue to trust and obey Christ. To leave Christ is to leave any hope of salvation (Luke 15: 11-32; Gal. 5:4; Heb. 6: 4-6).
We teach that all who make Christ their Savior become joint heirs with Christ. At death their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious joy. At the second coming of Christ, their bodies will be raised to the likeness of His glory and dwell forever in His divine presence (Rom. 8: 16-17; II Cor. 5: 6-8; Luke 16: 19-31; I Thess. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15; I John 3: 1-2).
We teach that it is the goal of every Christian to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God and the indwelling Spirit (Eph. 4: 11-16; II Cor. 3: 17-18).
We teach that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation (Acts 2:38; Eph. 1: 13-14; Rom. 8:9).
How may I become a Christian?
Making Jesus Christ your Savior and Lord is the single most important decision you will ever make.
To give yourself to Christ:
You must acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in God’s sight (Romans 3:23), unable to correct your condition by yourself (Proverb 14:12; Eph. 2: 1-3; I Cor. 2:14), and in need of a Savior (Romans 3:24; 6:23).
The Bible outlines the following steps once you acknowledge your need for Jesus as your Savior:
You must believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to be the Savior you just admitted needing (I Peter 3:18; Col. 1: 19-20; Eph. 2: 4-7).
Genuine faith in God demands that you promptly turn away from your sin. The Bible calls this act repentance (Luke 13:3; Acts 17: 30-31).
Repentance is followed by public acknowledgement of your faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible calls this act confession (Matt. 10: 32-32; Romans 10:9).
You must be baptized (immersed) in water in order to have the death of Jesus wash away your sin and to receive the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit. Salvation is by faith, through baptism into Christ Jesus (Acts 2: 37-38; Mark 16:16; Romans 6:1-7; Acts 8: 25-38; Gal. 3:27; I Peter 3: 18-21; Col. 2: 9-12).
Our only purpose is to return to the New Testament pattern of faith and practice; to restore the church revealed there as it was without human additions, subtractions, or practices. This we strive for to the best of our ability, as we understand God’s Word and seek His counsel, wisdom, and direction.
We plead for the unity of all believers in Christ. This was our Lord’s ideal for His church (John 17: 21).
The reason unity is necessary is that they may believe You have sent Me (John 17:21). The Commission given by Jesus (Matt. 28: 19, 20) establishes our existence:
to make disciples and to teach men to observe all that our Lord commanded.
To accomplish God’s will for the church, our ministry works this way:
To exalt Christ as the Son of God (Phil. 2: 9-11)
To uphold Jesus Christ as our only Savior (I Cor. 15: 1-4)
To declare Jesus as Sovereign Lord (Col. 2: 15-18)
To proclaim the Good News gospel (death, burial, and resurrection) alone (Col. 1:28)
To adopt no rule of faith and practice but the Bible (I. Tim. 3: 16-17)
To wear no name but the one in the Bible for the followers of Christ Christian (Acts 11:26)
To practice the ordinances established by Christ one is baptism (immersion) of the penitent believer (Acts 2:30) and the second is a weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper as a simple memorial of our Lord’s death and resurrection for our salvation (I Cor. 11: 23-30; Acts 20: 7)
To worship in spirit and in truth (John 4: 23, 24)
To foster Christian fellowship (Acts 2: 42)
To equip believers to carry on a faithful ministry (Eph. 4: 11-16)
To be a family church, where the God-given role for each family member is outlined and lived for the glory of God and preservation of the family unit in our society (Eph. 5: 21 – 6: 4)
To be a “missions-minded” church (Acts 1: 7, 8; 14: 1-3)
This we believe to be a platform all believers can accept, for it is as broad as the New Testament and as narrow as the “faith once delivered to the saints”.