The Word of God:
We believe that the Bible is
the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original
manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,
and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and
i. 2nd Timothy 3:16-17; 2nd
Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31.
a. There is only one God.
i. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6;
John 17:3; 1 Timothy 2:5
b. The Father is God. The Son
is God. The Holy Spirit is God. The Father is neither the Son
nor the Holy Spirit. The Son is neither the Father nor the Holy
Spirit. The Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son.
i. Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17;
Matthew 28:17-20; 1st Corinthians 12:4-6.
a. I am, along with all humanity
(Christ excluded), by birth and action a sinner.
i. Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah
17:9; Romans 3:9-18; 23; 5:8; Ephesians 2:1-3.
b. The deserved penalty for sin
is death, both physical and spiritual
i. Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis
3:19; Romans 5:12; 6:23; James 1:14-15.
a. Jesus Christ is the eternal
Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully
i. Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52;
John 1:1-4; 14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3.
b. Jesus Christ died as my substitute
to pay the penalty for my sin
i. John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans
5:8; 1st Corinthians 15:1-4; 2nd Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4;
1st Peter 3:18.
c. Jesus Christ physically rose
from the dead
i. Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8;
Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1st Corinthians 15:12-34.
d. Jesus Christ physically ascended
into heaven and will one day physically return
.i. John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians
4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2
e. There will be a future physical
resurrection of the dead. Those who trust in Jesus Christ alone
will be raised to eternal reward (Heaven). Heaven is a place prepared
for those who have trusted in Christ, and will be in His presence
for eternity. Eternal life is that we would know the one true
God, and Jesus Christ who was sent. Those who have not trusted
in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal punishment (Hell). Satan
is the author of sin, and is a fallen angel. Satan is at war with
God, and his people. Satan will one day be cast into the lake
i. Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29;
Acts 24:15; John 17:3; John 14:1-6; Philippians 3:20; Revelation
f. Only by trusting in the person
and work of Jesus Christ alone can I be reconciled to God and
experience true life and joy.
i. John 3:16-18; 14:6; Acts
4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 1st Timothy 2:5-6
Jesus Christ has committed two
ordinances to the local church, Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion of the believer
in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the
Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of
i. Matthew 28:18-20; Romans
6:3-5; 1st Corinthians 11:23-26; Colossians 2:12.