Statement of Faith

 

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift of God in grace and is received by man through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of sins. (Ephesians 1:17; 2:8-10; John 1:12; Titus 3:5)

The Eternal Security of the Believer

We believe that all true believers, once saved, are kept secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30;

Romans 8:1, 29-30, 38-39)

 

The Responsibility of Believers

We believe that all believers should seek to walk by the Spirit, not bringing reproach upon their Lord and Savior.

(Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 5:16, 25; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1)

 

Church Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be observed by all believers until His return. (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

 

Spiritual Gifts

We believe that spiritual gifts are divine enablement for spiritual service given by God to every Christian. We believe that, although God is free to give any gift at any time, some spiritual gifts were unique in nature and purpose. These gifts were primarily intended for the founding of the infant Church. The giving and exercising of these gifts is not now the norm, nor necessary for personal or corporate spiritual growth. Sign gifts include speaking in tongues, interpreting tongues, the gift of healing, and the gift of miracles. (Acts 2:6-11; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31; 14:20-22; Ephesians 2:20; 4:7-16; Hebrews 2:3-4; 1 Peter 4:10-11)