The Scriptures:

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; and therefore, is the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.  II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21.

 

The True God:

We believe in one true and living God, in whom there are three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, executing distinct but harmonious offices, yet equal in every divine perfection and holiness.  We believe that Jesus Christ is both perfect God and perfect man being born of the virgin Mary and resurrected bodily from the dead; and that the Holy Spirit is an infinite, intelligent being whose ministry is to make effective the Word of God in the hearts of man.  I John 5:7; Matt. 28:19; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:20-23; John 14:26; John 16:13.

 

The Doctrine of Man:

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and become sinners in thought, word, and deed.  Gen. 1:27; Isa. 59:2; Romans 5:12-19.

 

Divine Plan of Salvation:

We believe that salvation is the gracious and unmerited gift of God which is received when one, by an act of will, places his faith in Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, accepting as true and faithful the promises of the Bible that assure us of eternal life and fellowship with God on condition of this faith.  We believe the Bible teaches that no amount of religious or moral works can help us to attain eternal life; but faith alone transfers us from that state where we are by nature; children of wrath, to that whereby we are members of His divine family, objects of His love and mercy, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ.  Involved in God’s divine plan of salvation is the act of repentance, a change of heart attitude whereby one turns away from his unbelief and indifference to God and embraces the Biblical faith, which is not a condition to, but an essential part of saving faith.  Salvation is that process wherein the Holy Spirit, operating through the Word of God, begets a new nature of faith in the individual believer, declares the believer righteous in God’s sight due to the substitutionary merits of Christ’s death and proceeds to change the believer into the likeness of Christ through persistent renewal of faith and obedience to the Lordship of Christ.  Eph. 2:1-8[-10]; Rom. 10:17; 3:21-26; 4:3-5; John 3:3-8, [16]18;  II Cor. 3:17-18; 5:17,21; I Peter 1:23; Titus 3:5.

 

Christian Baptism:

We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in Christ in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe that immersion symbolizes our identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.  Acts 2:41; 8:36-38; Rom. 6:3-5. 

 

The Lord’s Supper:

We believe the Scriptures teach that the Lord’s Supper is an observance and an acknowledgment of Christ’s suffering and death; and believers in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are instructed to participate in this remembrance until he comes.  Luke 22:19; I Cor. 11:23-28. 

 

Corporate Worship:

Recognizing that we are to worship our Lord daily, we as a body of the Church of Christ have chosen to meet corporately for worship on Sunday.  Hebrews 10:25

 

Assurance of Believers:

We believe that the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever and their persevering attachment to Christ is the mark that distinguishes them from superficial professors.  I Peter 1:5; John 10:27-29; I John 5:11-13.

 

The Church:

We believe that the Scriptures teach that a visible Church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel.  Acts 2:41-47.

 

Things to Come:

We believe in “that blessed hope” the personal pre-tribulational , pre-millennial return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We believe in the resurrection of the saved to eternal blessedness and the unsaved to everlasting conscious punishment in hell.  Titus 2:13-14; I Thess. 4:16-18; John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15. 

 

Spiritual Things:

We believe that the Scriptures teach that the Holy Spirit bestows spiritual gifts upon each believer “as He will” for the edifying and the maintaining of the unity of the body of Christ.  I Cor. 12-14