What we believe

Written by Lukus Counterman. Posted in About

  • The Bible – We believe that the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the only, authoritative, infallible Word of God, verbally inspired and without error in the original manuscripts. We believe in a normal, literal hermeneutic for the interpretation of Scripture.
  • God – We believe in one God, existing in a unity of three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – who are coequal, coeternal, and consubstantial. He is the creator of all things, holy, sovereign, loving, and infinitely perfect in every way.
  • Jesus – We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His becoming a man without ceasing to be God, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father.
  • Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates sinners and places them into the body of Christ. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. He gives gifts for the building up of the church.
  • Mankind – We believe that man was created in the image of God and that he sinned, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death. As a result, all human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled, and renewed.
  • Salvation – We believe that the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life is a miraculous work of God by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. It is the unmerited demonstration of God’s love, available to all those who turn from their sin and trust in Jesus’ atoning death, burial, and victorious resurrection.
  • Christian Living – We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. This should result in a life that is separate from sin and set apart to God. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith in growing submission to the Word and Holy Spirit such that we are progressively changed into the likeness of Christ. We are to live in obedience to our Lord’s commission to make disciples among all people and bear witness to the Gospel in word and deed.
  • Things to Come – We believe in the imminent return of Christ and the gathering up of his church known as the blessed hope, in the tribulation, in the personal and physical second coming of Christ to establish His millennial kingdom, and in the eternal state wherein the unsaved are judged and condemned to a literal hell and the saved are glorified to enjoy everlasting blessing in the presence of God.
  • Church – We believe that church is the body and bride of the Lord Jesus Christ into which all true believers of the present age are placed and that the members of this spiritual body should assemble themselves together in local churches which consist of committed baptized believers. We believe that the church needs to maintain its purity by practicing biblical discipline and separation from false teaching.
  • Historic Baptist Distinctives – We hold to the following: biblical authority, autonomy of the local church, priesthood of the believer, two ordinances, individual soul liberty, saved and baptized church membership, two church offices, and separation of church and state.

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