What We Believe

We believe in God: We believe there is only one true and living God. He is immutable, untiring and infinite. He is not only a reality; He is the Ultimate Reality, He is Spirit, and the Creator of all. He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in Jesus: We believe Jesus to be our Lord and Savior; the incarnate reality of God. He was the walking revelation of God’s love to humanity; He embodied grace; He died on the cross for the redemption of God’s elect; He rose on the Jewish Feast of First fruits, what we call Resurrection Sunday. His resurrection was proof that God the Father had accepted His sacrifice for the redemption of His elect.

We believe in Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity. He   empowers believers, energizing the church and encouraging Christians that God is still with us; He convicts world of sin, of righteousness and judgment and He leads us into all truth.

We believe in the Church: We believe in the church; the church is the prolonged incarnation of Jesus Christ; His body, bride and building, witnessing to the world through the word and ordinances; the church is a fellowship of regenerated men and women called out to live together in community life.

We believe in the Scripture: We believe that the scripture is God’s word; it is His written authority for the Church; the scripture was given to ordinary men through inspiration; the scripture is inerrant in principle and infallible in content.

We believe in Humanity: We believe man was created in the image of God; God breathed his life into man; man voluntarily rebelled against God and fell from a state of perfection, thereby experiencing separation from God; consequently, all men are sinners. By choice, man is redeemable through Jesus Christ and He is man’s only hope to experience the peace of God.

We believe in Salvation: We believe in God’s saving grace; that the blessings of salvation are free to all through the Gospel; that the requisite of acceptance is a thankful, penitent and obedient faith; that nothing interferes with the salvation of the sinner except his refusal of the Gospel; man’s disbelief is his condemnation.

We believe in Justification: We believe that justification is being brought into a right relationship with God; His position is accomplished without consideration of good works (of righteousness); that justification is the pardoning of sin, the gift of eternal life displays God’s love for human-kind, and that by faith in the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ was His righteousness given to us.

We believe in Baptism: We believe baptism is a visual demonstration of God’s inward renewal in the life of the believer; in baptism our names are changed. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we are placed under the authority of God’s power and protection. It is the symbol of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection to a new life. It is a prerequisite to the privileges of the church in relation to the Lord’s Supper. Jesus Christ took bread and wine established them as the imperishable symbols of the church. The Lord’s Table is open to all who have made a public profession of faith and who have are will submit to Baptist by immersion.

We believe in the Virgin Mary: We believe in the Virgin Birth, Mary, mother of Jesus, conceived him by the Holy Spirit. He is without sin. He was born of a virgin as no other man in the past or in the present can ever be born. He is both the Son of God and God the Son.