Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

God. The Bible teaches that there is only One God (Deut. 6:4). At the same time there are three persons who are Deity (Matt. 28:18-20). These are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ, the second person of Deity, came in the likeness of sinful flesh (Heb. 1:14). The Holy Spirit is also a personality of Deity, and is so-called in Acts 5:3-4.

The Bible. Modern attitudes toward the Bible are shocking, even among those who claim to follow it. Large percentages of those who say they believe the Bible, for instance, do not accept 
biblical statements regarding the creation of the world, which God says He did in six days (Exod. 20:11). Many others who claim the label of Christians do not accept the biblical doctrine of
hell (Matt. 5:30). In contrast, we believe the Bible to be the all-sufficient, complete and final revelation of God to man, its very words being inspired (Jude 3; 2 Tim. 3:16,17; 1 Cor. 2:13).

Salvation. According to God’s Word salvation is to be enjoyed by those “who obey Him” (Heb. 5:8-9). This includes having faith (John 3:16); repenting (Luke 17:3-5); and being baptized in water
for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38). This final act of obedience is administered upon one’s confession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God (Acts 8:35-38).

The church of Christ. The clear teaching of the New Testament is that there is only ONE church (Eph. 4:4; 1:23), which is referred to on the pages of Holy Writ as “the church of God” (1 Cor. 1:1) or the “church of Christ” (Rom. 16:16). This is not a “title” but a designation that we consist of a body of people that belong to the Lord. Each congregation in the New Testament is organized only at
a local level, being governed by the Word of God and managed by scripturally appointed elders and deacons (Phil. 1:1). It was founded on the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Acts 2) as promised by the Lord Himself (Matt. 16:16-18).

The Future. The Bible does not teach popular theories such as Premillennialism which posits a physical kingdom upon the earth situated in Jerusalem, Israel. Instead, Christ is now reigning
as king and priest (Acts 2:33-38; Heb. 8:1-4; Zech. 6:12-13). When Christ comes again, that is the end (1 Cor. 15:20-26). The only thing that awaits humans is the judgment when people will
be rewarded with heaven or punished with everlasting hell.