Below are the doctrinal statements to which our church subscribes. Contact us to learn more.
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty‐six books, as originally written, comprising the Old & New Testaments, were verbally inspired by God and therefore entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union. (II Timothy 3:16‐17; II Peter 1:21; I Thessalonians 2:13)
We believe in one God, Creator of all, Holy Sovereign, Eternal, existing in three equal persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. (Titus 2:13; Acts 5:3‐4; Matthew 28:19; Deuteronomy 6:4)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man (Titus 2:13; I John 1:1‐2; I Timothy 2:5‐6; 3:16), that He has always existed with the Father (John 1:1), that He was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23), and that He was sinlessly perfect (II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:22). Because of Christ’s sacrifice, He was a substitute for the sinner (I Peter 2:24; 3:18) and the only mediator between Holy God & sinful humanity (I Timothy 2: 5‐6; I John 2:1‐2). He was buried and rose bodily from the dead (Acts 2:31‐32; Luke 24:39) & ascended to His Father’s right hand (Ephesians 1:20) where He now ministers as our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14‐16; 9:24).
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential Deity and personality of the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3‐4), who convinces of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:8‐11); who regenerates (Titus 3:5), indwells (Roman 8:9), baptizes (I Corinthians 12:13), fills (Ephesians 5:18), seals (Ephesians 4:30), sanctifies (Romans 15:16), illuminates (I Corinthians 2:10‐14) and comforts (John 14:16).
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality (I Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9‐10), the originator of sin (Ezekiel 28:1‐19), the archenemy of God and humanity (Genesis 3:15; Revelation 12:10).
We believe that every human being was divinely created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), that all have sinned, becoming guilty before God, thereby incurring physical & spiritual death (Romans 3:10‐13, 19, 23; 5:12; 6:23).
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign mercy, love, and electing grace of God (Ephesians 2:4‐9; Romans 8:27‐33); that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a substitutionary, atoning and sacrificial death (I Peter 3:18; Romans 5:19; Hebrews 10:1‐14), that justification is by faith alone (Romans 5:1‐2) in the all‐sufficient sacrifice (Hebrews 10:12), shed blood (Hebrews 9:11‐28), and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 15), and that those whom God has effectively called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord (Romans 8:29‐30; Philippians 1:6). Salvation occurs when we repent of our sins and confess Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord (Acts 17:30; Romans 10:9‐10; I John 4:16). We believe in the eternal security of the believer (John 5:24; 10:27‐29; Romans 8:31‐39).
We believe in the personal, bodily (Acts 1:11) and glorious (Matthew 16:27) return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust (John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:50-57); in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked (Revelation 21:3-4,7-8; Matthew 25:46; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10).
The Local Church
We believe that a church is a company of immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinances (Acts 2: 41-42). We believe it is an autonomous body (Acts 20:28; Matthew 18:15-17), exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the Church (Ephesians 4:3-13; Romans 12:4-8).
We believe that there are only two ordinances for the church, regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order: 1) Baptism ‐ Which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Acts 8:36‐39; John 3:23; Romans 6:3‐4). 2) The Lord’s Supper ‐ Which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He comes (I Corinthians 1:23ff).
The Church and the State
We believe in the entire separation of church and state. (Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:29)
We believe that the civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that all those in authority are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the Kings of the earth (Romans 13:1‐7; Acts 5:29).
We believe in religious liberty; that every person has the right to practice and propagate his/her beliefs.
The Lord’s Day
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.