What We Believe

  • We believe that all human beings are born sinful; that they are by nature spiritually dead and separated from God; and therefore that they cannot save themselves by good works or even contribute to their salvation. Good works are the result of being saved, not the cause of being saved. Psalm 14:3; Ecclesiastes 7:20; 1 John 1:8; Psalm 51:5.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ, true God from eternity, also became true Man; that He suffered and died on the cross to atone for the sins of the world; and that on the third day after His crucifixion, as He promised, He rose again physically from the dead. John 1:1; Colossians 2:9; Romans 9:5; Galatians 4:4-5; Hebrews 2:14.
  • We believe that God is Triune; that in Scripture God reveals Himself as three distinct Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each Person coequal in power, majesty, and wisdom. The Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God; and yet, there are not three Gods but one Triune God. Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14.
  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. Inspiration means that God the Holy Spirit gave the original writers the very words they wrote, while using their individual vocabularies and styles. As such, the Bible is truthful in all of its words and parts, and therefore the only reliable Source for doctrine and life. John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:21.
  • We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace; that it is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Faith is created and strengthened by the Holy Spirit, who works through the word of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 1:29; 1 Peter 2:24; Hebrews 2:14-15; 2 Timothy 1:10; 1 John 1:7; Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Timothy 1:15; John 3:16; Romans 10:17.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Savior, and that apart from faith in Him there is no way to be saved. John 3:16; 14:6; Acts 4:12.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ will return at the end of time to judge the living and the dead. Those who embraced Jesus through faith will live with Him forever. Those who rejected Him will suffer eternal punishment. Acts 1:11; Rev 1:7; Matthew 25:31; 2 Corinthians 5:10.
  • We believe that God created the entire universe and everything in it—including Man—in six 24-hour days; and that Man, who was created in the image of God, lost his perfection, righteousness, and relationship with God through the Fall into Sin. Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3; Colossian 1:16.
  • We believe that wherever the gospel of Christ is preached, the Holy Spirit creates believers. However, Scripture clearly teaches that the basis for outward fellowship is oneness of confession and practice; and that false teaching and false teachers are to be avoided. Romans 16:17-18; 1 Corinthians 1:10.

What We Do Not Preach

  • We do not preach ourselves or our own accomplishments.
  • We do not preach watered-down messages devoid of such words as sin, punishment, hell, sacrifice, or cross.
  • We do not preach a generic God, who can be stretched, distorted, and manipulated to fit every human conception of Him.
  • We do not preach a so-called “prosperity gospel,” in which Jesus Christ is more of a Banker than a Savior; and faith is nothing more than a cosmic ATM.
  • We do not preach about God’s love without connecting it to God’s immeasurable sacrifice; not simply “God loves,” but “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,” John 3:16.
  • We do not preach that salvation may be earned by good works, trying harder, or resisting less; rather, that we are sinful by nature and saved by grace.
  • We do not preach entertainment; rather, that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord,” Romans 6:23.
  • We do not preach that all roads lead to heaven; rather, that Jesus Christ is alone the way to be saved.
  • We do not preach that following Christ will eliminate persecution; rather, that in many instances following Christ will bring persecution.
  •  We do not preach from Einstein’s Theory of Relativity or Reader’s Digest or the works of the world’s greatest philosophers; rather, we preach from the Bible, because it alone is the inspired Word of God.