WHAT WE BELIEVE
Man is the special creation of God made in his own image. God created male and female as the crowning creation of his creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by God with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by his own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Only the grace of God can bring man into his Holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in faith and fellowship of the gospel of Jesus Christ, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by his laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by the word of God and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.
BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the redeemer, Jesus Christ and anticipate his second coming.
THE LORD’S DAY
The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. It is a Christian institution for regular observance. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and should include exercises of worship and spiritual devotion, both public and private.
God in his own time and his own way will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to his promise, Jesus Christ will split the eastern sky and return visibly in glory to the earth, the dead will be raised, and Christ will judge all men in righteousness.