“Tenants of Our Faith”
 
 1.  We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were alone written through divine inspiration, and are therefore trustworthy
       authoritative, and an all-sufficient basis for doctrine and right living. ( 2 Timothy 3:16-17) 
 
2.  We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of the universe, eternally existing in three persons:  the Father, the Son and the
      Holy Spirit.  (Ephesians 4:5-6, 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:15-17)
 
3.  We believe in the incarnation of the eternal Son as Jesus Christ, who is both fully God and fully human.  Jesus was virgin born, lived a
      sinless life, worked miracles, fulfilled Old Testament prophecies of the coming Messiah, was rejected, crucified, buried, rose from the
      dead, and ascended to heaven.  (Isaiah 9:6-7; 53:3-5; Luke 1:31-35; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 3:5; John 4:46-54; 1 Corinthians 15:20;
      1 Peter 3:18)
 
4.  We believe the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ is the sole basis for sinful man’s personal and permanent relationship with God,
      confirmed by the historic fact of the resurrection of Christ from the dead, and received by faith alone.  Repent,believe in Jesus Christ, 
      and be baptized in His name is the universal call of the Gospel.  (Romans 4:24-25; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
 
5.  We believe in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of convicting people of their sin, regeneration, an indwelling and
      enabling God’s people to live in obedience to Him.  (Ezekiel 36:27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 2 Timothy 1:14)
 
6.  We believe that the Church consists of all people who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and finds expression in local churches
       under the direction of Jesus as Lord and Head of His body.  The Church is called to be a worshiping, witnessing, and reconciling
       community in the world. (Matthew 10:7; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Ephesians 1:11-14; 2:19-22)
 
7.  We believe that history will be consummated in the visible return of Jesus Christ, when He will raise the dead, judge all people
      according to their deeds, and establish His glorious kingdom.  The wicked will be separated from God’s presence, but the righteous
      will live with Him forever.  (Matthew 24:3; 27; Acts 1:6-8; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 1:7)