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What We Believe. . .

About Our Bible:  The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

About Our God: There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God is absolute and is the sole Creator of the universe.  Creation was a divine feat and not an evolutionary process. 

About Jesus Christ:  Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures.  Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where, on the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

About The Holy Spirit:  The Ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin; regenerate the believing sinner; and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

About Man:  Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

About Salvation:  The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God.

About The Future:  The personal, pre-millennial and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our "blessed hope" and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

About Eternity:  There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

About The Ordinances:  Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life and is the first step of obedience to Jesus Christ as Lord.  The Lord's Supper is a memorial service, setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ.  All true believers and only believers should share in it.

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