Our Articles of Faith
1. The Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired; that it is the truth without mixture of error; and that it is the standard by which all human conduct and creeds should be tried
2 Tim 3:15-17
2. The True God
We believe that there is one, and only one True and Living God; that in the Unity of the God-head there are three persons: The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit.
John 4:24, John 10:30
3. The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in holiness, but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners and are under condemnation of eternal ruin.
Gen 1:27, Rom 5:12
4. The Way of Salvation
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the atoning death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Eph 2:8, Isa 53:4-5, Heb 7:25
We believe that through justification the perfect and righteousness of God is imputed to the believers in Christ Jesus.
Acts 13:39, Rom 5:1-2
6. The Freeness of Salvation
We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel, and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own depravity and rejection of the Gospel.
Isa 55:1, John 3:16
7. Grace in Regeneration
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again through the work of the Holy Spirit.
John 3:3, 2 Corin 5:17
8. Repentance and Faith
We believe that repentance and faith are inseparable graces wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God, and are essential steps in salvation.
Mark 1:15, Romans 10:9
9. God's Purpose and Election
We believe that election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners; and that this is consistent with the free agency of man.
Rom 8:28-31, 2 Pet 1:10-11
We believe that sanctification is a progressive process by which the believer is made partaker of God's holiness, and that this process begins in regeneration.
1 Thes 4:3
That it is to be carried in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
11. The Perseverance of Saints
We believe that only real believers endure to the end, and that they are kept by the power of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Rom 8:38-39, 2 Tim 1:12
12. A Gospel Church
We believe that a church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers bound together in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; and that Jesus committed the ministry of His Gospel to His churches.
Acts 2:41-42; Matthew 12:20
13. Baptism and The Lords Supper
We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and on the authority of the New Testament and the New Testament Church; that baptism is a prerequisite to the Lord's Supper and only such as have been scripturally baptized are proper subjects for the Lord's Supper.
Acts 8:36, Matt 28:19, 1 Corin 11:26
14. The Christian Sabbath
We believe that the first day of every week is the Lord's Day, and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes.
Acts 20:7, Exo 20:8
15. The World to Come
We believe that at the last day Christ will descend from Heaven and will raise the dead; that a solemn judgement and separation will then take place, and that His judgement will fix forever the final state of men in Heaven or Hell.
Acts 1:11, Acts 24:15, Matt 13:49, Matt 25:31-46