What We Believe
We believe the Scriptures teach:
- The Bible is God's inspired, authoritative and complete revelation to mankind.
- There is One invisible, sovereign and loving God, who has revealed Himself as three Divine persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- The full deity and sinless humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and need God's forgiveness.
- The only basis for the forgiveness of sin is the atoning work of the Lord Jesus on the cross, and His glorious resurrection.
- Eternal life is a free gift, not obtained by human merit, efforts, works, or rituals.
- The church of Christ includes all who place their faith in the Lord Jesus as personal Savior, regardless of their local church affiliation.
- in the whole truth of God as revealed in the Inspired Scriptures, and we preach the soul-saving Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:1:5; Ephesians 2:8-9)
- that all Christians should, through appreciation to Christ for what He has done for them, live a godly life in true separation from sin and the world. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 7:1; Titus 2:11-14).
- that the substitution of any human name for that of our Lord Jesus Christ is derogatory to His Name which has been given the highest place in glory (Phillipians 2:9-11). Therefore we bear only His Name, and own only such names as are given to believers in the New Testament: brethren, believers, saints, Christians, etc., any of which satisfactorily describe and belong to all true believers in Christ.
- that Christ as Risen Head of the Church gives the gifts necessary for the ministry of His Word and the preaching of the Gospel. These servants of Christ are called, equipped, ordained, controlled and supported by Him (Acts 13:14; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:7-16; 2 John 7). The title of Reverend we believe belongs alone to God (Psalm111:9).
- Christ, the Head of the Church, left two ordinances for His people during this age. These are to be faithfully practiced during His absence: BAPTISM by immersion for true believers upon their confession of faith in Him (Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:36-39; 18:8; Romans 6:1-5); THE BREAKING OF BREAD each first day of the week in remembrance of the Lord (Matthew 26:26-28; Acts 2:42; 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11.:23-26). To the Lord's Supper we welcome all who are truly born again, clean in life, and sound in doctrine.
- in the priesthood of all believers, whereby all are free, as led by the Spirit, to engage in worship to the Father (1 Pet.2:5; Hebrews 10:1.9-22).