What We Believe
Gospel-centered, Bible based, protestant, baptist:
For a more full and extensive list of our beliefs as a church, please check out this link the Baptist Faith & Message 2000: by clicking here for more detail.
The Purpose of God
We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of His will. The Lord has been calling out from the world a people for Himself, and sending His people back into the world to be servants and witnesses, for the extension of His kingdom. We are a part of the building up of Christ's people and the glory of His name.
Our goal is to serve and teach others in the name of Jesus. We confess at times all of us have days we fail in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when carried by earthen vessels like us the Gospel is still a precious treasure. God is still at work in us and in you! To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit, we desire to dedicate ourselves anew each week.
(Isa. 40:28; Matt. 28:19; Eph. 1:11; Acts 15:14; John 17:6, 18; Eph 4:12; 1 Cor. 5:10; Rom. 12:2; II Cor. 4:7)
The Authority and Power of the Bible
We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God's revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit speaks to our lives today. He illumines the minds of God's people locally and in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God.
(II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21; John 10:35; Isa. 55:11; 1 Cor. 1:21; Rom. 1:16, Matt. 5:17,18; Jude 3; Eph. 1:17,18; 3:10,18)
The Uniqueness and Universality of Christ
We affirm that there is only one Savior Jesus and only one gospel Acts 4:12, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognize that everyone has some small knowledge of God through His general revelation in nature, Romans 1. But we deny that this can save, Romans 10, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism (combining religions) and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being Himself the only God-man, who gave Himself as the only ransom for sinners Mark 10:45, is the only mediator between God and people.
There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as "the Savior of the world" is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God's love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Savior and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord.
(Gal. 1:6-9;Rom. 1:18-32; I Tim. 2:5,6; Acts 4:12; John 3:16-19; II Pet. 3:9; II Thess. 1:7-9;John 4:42; Matt. 11:28; Eph. 1:20,21; Phil. 2:9-11)