What We Believe

The Scriptures ~ The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.  The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, is accepted as our guide in matters pertaining to doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

The Godhead ~ There is only one God, who is referred to in three manifestations – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Philippians 2:6)

Man, His Fall and Redemption ~ Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world.  "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." "As it is written, There is none righteous no, not one."  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Romans 5:14; Romans 3:10; Romans 3:23; 1 John 3:8)

Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing a good and loving lifestyle. (Ephesians 2:8)

Eternal Life and the New Birth ~ The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5)

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit ~ The manifestations of the Holy Spirit operate today, and are beneficial to life and ministry. (1 Corinthians 12)

Our common relationship with Christ through the new birth is the main basis for fellowship with one another, and certain, undeniable, scriptural truths that are centered around this statement are our common foundation.  Interpretations on peripheral subjects such as eschatology are not a test of fellowship.