Who We Are
- The Bible is the Word of God, inspired and inerrant. Through time, God preserved His Word in a collection of sixty-six books known as the Bible, which begins with Genesis and ends with Revelation. 2 Tim 3:15-17
- The King James (KJV) Bible is God’s scripture in English. Psalm 12:6-7; Prov 22:12
- We believe in the sound doctrines of the Bible, because it’s all about Jesus!
- Jesus Christ’s deity. 1 Tim 3:16
- His birth of a virgin. Matt 1:18-25
- His finished work; Jesus’ blood atonement is a substitutionary sacrifice for our sin. Rom 3:23-25; Hebrews 7:25-27; 1 John 1:7; Hebrews 9:12-14, 22
- The resurrection of his body. Rom 10:9; 1 Cor 15:12-20
- His immanent Second Coming. Matt 24:27-31; Rev 19:11-16; Isaiah 66:15-18
- We believe in the authority of the local Church, and its separation from both State and political entanglements. 2 Tim 2:4; Eph 1:22-23; Acts 13:1-3; Acts 11:25-30
- We believe the church has two Biblical ordinances
1. Baptism – in water by immersion for a born-again believer. Acts 8:27-39; Rom 6:4-11
2. The Lord’s Supper (communion) – as a memorial “… to shew the Lord’s death till he comes.” 1 Cor 11:23-24
Our purpose is the Eternal Purpose of God: to glorify himself, by Jesus Christ, through his body the church, as we walk in the Spirit and preach the gospel to the world. Eph 3:10-11, 21
- Baptism commemorates our identification with Christ — a visual reminder of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus; the death of the old nature through the reception of God’s saving grace through Jesus Christ; and the promise of our future hope when our mortal bodies will be raised for eternity.
- Baptism is NOT salvation. Baptism pictures our salvation, but does not save us. We are saved by God’s grace, not by anything we do to earn it. John 3:16, Eph 2:8-9
- The Lord’s Supper, also called communion, demonstrates the doctrine of substitution — Christ died for us — and reminds us of the means by which God’s salvation was secured on our behalf. The unleavened bread is a symbol of the perfection of the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ in His body, soul and spirit. The wine symbolizes the blood of an innocent sacrifice, shed for the remission of the sins of the guilty.
- We observe close communion, which means we welcome all like-minded believers to join us in this ordinance.