Bible was written by men divinely inspired by God and is God's revelation of
himself to mankind. All scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals
who God is, what he requires of mankind and how he came to rescue us when we
rebelled against him.
is only one true and living God. In the Bible, we see God reveal himself as
three separate persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. They are
totally equal in eternal nature and value and work in complete and total unity.
God is infinite, eternal and perfect. He is without beginning or end. He
created the world and sustains it. Without him, nothing that exists would be.
He does not need humanity, but has chosen to love them based on his infinite
goodness and mercy.
was created by God to bring glory to God, however mankind attempted to rebel
against God and the resulting fallout of those actions plunged the world
into chaos. Death, sickness and despair exist because man attempted to live
without God. God had every right to destroy mankind, but instead chose to take
on the form of a man and die to pay the penalty for the rebellion mankind had
waged against himself.
has always granted mercy to those that believed by faith. Salvation is not
produced by good works or deeds, but rather is by the conscious choice to trust
in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Salvation is available to all that would
by faith believe in Jesus Christ.
Heaven and Hell
is a literal place where God dwells called heaven in scripture. Only those who
have believed by faith in Jesus Christ can come into the glorious presence of
God. Those that willingly choose to deny Jesus will be separated from him
forever in a place of torment that the Bible refers to as the lake of fire. No
one who wants nothing to do with Jesus is forced to go to heaven. Once you die
the determination of your final destination is made based on what you decided
to do with Jesus in your life.
universal church is made up of all believers across all cultures and times that
have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. The local church is a group of
people that have united over their shared faith in Jesus Christ. The local
church exists to make students of Jesus Christ and to equip those students to
make new students.
Baptism and Communion
is a public confession that a person has become a student of Jesus. It is an
outward symbolic reflection of the transformation and cleansing that has
resulted because of their belief in Jesus Christ. It is not necessary for
salvation, but is an act of obedience after salvation.
or the Lord's Supper is a symbolic celebration of the sacrifice of Jesus
Christ. Before Jesus was crucified he instructed his followers to carry on this
tradition to remember the life, death and resurrection of our Lord. There is
nothing mystical about the custom, nor does it absolve sins. It is merely a
symbolic reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that God paid for us on the cross.
kingdom of God is in the hearts, minds and souls of men, women, boys and girls.
The church's responsibility is to expand the kingdom of God by introducing
people to the life-changing power of the gospel: the story and the person of
Jesus Christ. The kingdom demands that we set right injustice and suffering
like our King Jesus would.
Christ will return to the world and bring the rebel planet Earth back under his
dominion. His church will be with him forever. The world will be destroyed and a
new universe will be created with free access for those who believe to journey
between heaven and the new earth.
Read more on our beliefs in the Baptist Faith & Message