What We Believe

The Holy Bible is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without
error. In the Bible, God has revealed Himself to us and tells us all we need to
know for salvation.
(II Timothy 3:16,17)

God is a Triune God: the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is the
sovereign Lord of heaven and earth. He created the world and all it contains in
six, 24-hour days. The ultimate purpose of God’s creation is the revelation of
his glory. Throughout all history God providentially sustains His creation and
governs it according to His good pleasure.
(Hebrews 1:1-3)

Because God is holy and righteous, He punishes every sin. God created man
perfect, but Adam, the first man, willfully rebelled against Him and
consequently died spritually. As a result, every descendant of Adam is born
guilty and worthy of God’s wrath. We believe that fallen man is totally depraved
and incapable of any good and that the only way to heaven is through God’s
Sovereign grace on the basis of Christ’s death on the cross. Man is completely
unable to choose to believe in God.
(Romans 5:12)

God is also a God of love, demonstrating His love by sending His own Son,
Jesus Christ, to save His people from their sins by suffering and dying on the
cross. Jesus endured the eternal punishment, which His people deserved. Having
fully paid for their sins, Jesus arose and now reigns supreme in heaven.
(Philippians 2:5-12)

God is sovereign in this work of salvation. We are saved by grace alone,
through faith alone. The Holy Spirit regenerates our spiritually dead hearts and
we are given faith to believe the promises of the gospel. Through the means of
grace, chiefly the preaching of His Word, we grow in a life of holiness, turning
away from sin, and serving God in thankfulness. Through Christ, God has
established an eternal covenant between Himself and His elect church. In this
covenant, established and maintained by His sovereign grace alone, God loves us
as friends, takes us into His own Family, and joins us to Christ so that we are
heirs of eternal life.

God’s love is particular. God effectually works His salvation only in his
elect people. He does not offer the gospel to everyone for them to accept or
reject at will. Rather, He saves those and only those whom He has chosen in
Christ before the world was created. We also proclaim that the God of all mercy,
according to His eternal purpose of election in Christ, commands that same grace
to stand in the generations of the children of believers to gather to Himself a
spiritual seed in Christ (Gen. 17:7; Gal 3:29).  As it is written in the promises of the gospel, “Believe and thou shalt be saved, and thy house,” (Acts 16:31) and again “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call,” ( Acts 2:39).  Click here to read more
about this subject.

We believe baptism is to be administered according to the promise to those
who believe and their household. Not merely to individual believing adults, but
according to the whole testimony of the Scriptuers, the baptism of infants.( Acts 2:39; Acts 10:44,47; Acts 16:15; Acts 16:31-34). Baptism has come in the place of circumcision. ( Col.2:11,12)

We also believe that remarriage after divorce (if the divorced spouse is
still living) is unbiblical. (Rom. 7:2,3; I Corinthians 7:39) Please read this pamphlet on the
subject for more information.

Jesus is coming again to be the judge of all the living and the dead. Those
who believe in Him will dwell with Him in eternal glory in Heaven. Those that
know not God and obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, will suffer God’s
eternal wrath in Hell. (Matthew 25:31-41)
For by grace ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is
the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

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