Confession of Faith

We believe that the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, are the Word of God, divinely inspired and infallible, and the only trustworthy guide in faith and life.

(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)

 We believe in the only, living and true God, Creator, Sustainer and Ruler perfect, holy and eternal, existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(Matthew 28:19; John 1:30; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-5)

 We believe that Jesus Christ is fully man and fully God, the eternal begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit born of the virgin Mary, that He lived in perfect holiness, suffered and died, arose and ascended to Heaven to reconcile man with God, that He ever lives to intercede for His children, and that He will come again according to His purpose.

(Matthew 16:16; Luke 1:31-33)

 We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, one with the Father and the Son, that He convicts and regenerates man, and sanctifies, instructs and guides the believers.

(John 14:16, 17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-14)

We believe in a visible Church, the Body of Christ, made up of those who through repentance and regeneration have come to the faith, have received the Holy Spirit, and have  become members of the fellowship here on earth, of which Jesus Christ is the head and foundation, it is responsible to preach the Gospel to all people, according to the command of Christ.

(Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:23; Colossians 1:18; Acts 20:21; 17:30; Galatians 3:26)

We believe in the following Biblical ordinances:

Baptism

We believe that all who through repentance and faith in Christ have been regenerated and have become children of God should upon confess of faith submit to water baptism according to Christ’s command.

(Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:27)

Lord’s Supper

We believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper as a constant responsibility of the believers in remembrance of the suffering and death of our Savior Jesus Christ, and for fellowship with God and with one another.

(Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 11:23-25)

We practice open communion, by which we mean that an invitation is extended to all believers who confess the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and are at peace with God and others who wish to express their faith in this manner.

Marriage

We believe in the institution of marriage of one man and one woman; according to the Lord’s will that this be unto death.

(Matthew 19:1-9; I Corinthians 7)

 In addition to the foregoing articles of faith, we believe in the following Scriptural teachings:

The Biblical teaching of peace, love and non-resistance as Christ himself practiced this in His life, and as we learn it from the teachings of Christ and the apostles.

(Matthew 5:38-48; 26:47-56; Luke 6:27-38; John 18:33-37; Romans 12:17;

 I Corinthians 13; I Peter 3:9)

 Avoidance of the oath.

(Matthew 5:33-37)

The practice of church discipline according to New Testament teaching.

(Matthew 18:15-18; I Corinthians 5:5; II Corinthians 6:1-7; Titus 3:10; Galatians 6:1)

 We believe that we have been called with a holy calling to live a life of separation from sin and the world.

(Ephesians 1:4; I Peter 1:15; Colossians 1:22)

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