What We Believe

We believe there is only one true and living God.  He is immutable, indefatigable and infinite.  He is not only a reality; He is the Ultimate Reality, and intelligent Spirit, and the Creator of all.  He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We Believe in Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus is Savior, Lord, Christ, and the incarnate reality of God.  He was the walking revelation of God's love to humanity. He embodied grace; He died on the cross for the redemption of God's creation. He got up on Easter morning to confirm to the world that God is still in control of Heaven and Earth.

We Believe in the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is Christ in present tense empowering the believer, energizing the church and encouraging Christians that God is still with us.  He convicts us of sin. He points us to truth; He leads us into righteousness.

We Believe in the Church

We believe in the church and that it is the prolonged incarnation of Jesus Christ; His body, bride and building witnessing to the world through word and sacrament; the church is a fellowship of regenerated men and women called out to live together in community life.

We believe in scripture

We believe that the scripture is God's Word.  It is His written authority for the Church; the scripture was given to ordinary men through inspiration; the scripture is inerrant in principle and infallible in content.

We believe in Humanity

We believe man was created in the image of God; God breathed His life into man; man voluntarily rebelled against God and fell from a state of perfection, thereby experiencing separation from God; consequently, all men are sinners.  By choice, man is redeemable through Jesus Christ in his only hope to experience once again the peace of God.

we believe in salvation

We believe in God's saving grace; that the blessings of salvation are free to all through the Gospel; that the requisite of acceptance is a thankful, penitent and obedient faith; that nothing interferes with the salvation of the sinner except his refusal of the Gospel; man's disbelief is his condemnation.

we believe in justification

We believe that justification is when a person is brought into a right relationship with God. We are justified because of our faith in God; without consideration of the good works we may have done. The act of justification is the pardoning of sin; this gift of eternal life displays God's love for human-kind, and because of our faith in the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ, He made us righteousness.

we believe in baptism

We believe baptism is an anchor demonstration of God's inward renewal in the life of the believe; in baptism, our names are changed.  In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we are placed under the authority of God's power and protection.  It is the symbol of Christ's death, burial and resurrection to a new life.  It is a prerequisite to the privileges of the church in relation to the Lord's Supper.  Jesus Christ took bread and wine established them as the imperishable symbols of the church.  The Lord's Table is open to all people in the faith who desire to fellowship with Him.

We believe in the virgin mary

We believe in the Virgin Birth, Mary, mother of Jesus, conceived Him by the Holy Spirit.  He is without sin.  He was born of a virgin as no other man in the past or in the present can ever be born.  He is both the Son of God and God the Son.