As our name would indicate, we are all about the Bible. We believe it is God’s Word. We take it seriously and literally. It is the ultimate source for all we believe about God and is our final authority in areas of lifestyle and moral issues. From God’s revelation in the Bible we firmly believe the following:
We believe that the Father is eternal and rules supremely over all things. We believe that Jesus is fully God and was born of a virgin, died for our sins on the cross, and was resurrected three days later. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells all believers and guides and comforts us.
We believe that God is the creator of all things including mankind. Due to the fall of mankind into sin, we are separated from God and cannot save ourselves.
We believe that Jesus is the only way to God. He is God in the flesh and through His death on the cross the price for sin was paid. Salvation is a free gift of God and is received through faith. Our only responsibility is to believe in Christ – in essence to stake the destiny of our souls on what Jesus accomplished on the cross.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ on earth. God has given the church two ordinances to display His work on behalf of mankind: Baptism, which pictures what happens when a person is saved through faith in Christ, and Communion, which pictures what Jesus accomplished on the cross. These ordinances do not save a person, but are important acts of obedience for one who is saved. We believe that the church is to maintain a witness to the lost and seek to assist in the maturing process of believers.
Life after Death
We believe that heaven awaits those who have received God’s gift of salvation and hell awaits those who reject. We believe Christ will return to take believers to be with Himself and will later return to establish His kingdom.
A Christian’s Responsibilities
We believe it is our duty in obedience and love to obey God’s commands for living. Our lives are to be marked by holiness and service for our Lord. We need to be joined with others in a Christian community which is the church in order to encourage each other in the Christian life and to worship our God. We also are called upon to be a witness to those who are without Christ.