What We Believe

We Believe…

…that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

…that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, the infallible rule of faith and practice, and a complete and final written revelation of God.

…in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in Holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that he hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ. 

…in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teaching, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth.

…in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all that believe in Jesus Christ for ministry.

…that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.

…in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the biblical exercise of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Scripture.

…that all people are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who sincerely repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. 

…that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and empowers believers for service, often subsequent to regeneration.

…in the universal confessing church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head, and all regenerated persons are members.

…that Jesus committed two ordinances to the church: 1) Baptism and, 2) the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.

…in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishing of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked 

…in a personal devil called Satan who, along with all his evil angels – called demons, is destined to spend eternity in hell. He now seeks to deceive believers and defeat the work of God. Believers are interceded for by Christ and the Holy Spirit, protected by God, in-dwelt by the Holy Spirit, and can resist Satan.

…that the nation of Israel has a special place in God’s plan and that all the promises to Israel will be fulfilled.

Larry Ecton, Pastor