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What We Believe

WE BELIEVE, TEACH, AND CONFESS

THAT    the Bible is God’s verbally inspired Word, totally without error, and is the only sure guide to heaven.  (2 Peter 1:21; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16)

THAT    the God of the Bible, the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – is the only true God.  (Isaiah 44:6; Matthew 28:19; John 5:23)

THAT    the Son Jesus Christ is true God, and since his birth of a virgin in Bethlehem, he is both true God and true Man in one Person.  (Galatians 4:4; Colossians 2:9)

THAT    we are sinful, and if left to ourselves we would surely spend an eternity in hell because of our sins, for we can do nothing at all to save ourselves.  (Psalm 51:5; Genesis 8:21; Romans 6:23a; Ephesians 2:1; Romans 9:16)

THAT    Jesus Christ died and rose again to pay for our sins and to offer forgiveness of sins and eternal life in heaven to all as a free gift of God.  (Isaiah 53:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 6:23; Romans 4:25)

THAT    it is the Holy Spirit who draws us to God through the Means of Grace (the Bible and the two Sacraments), for we are powerless to choose to follow Christ on our own. Faith itself is a miraculous gift from God. (1 Corinthians 12:3; Romans 10:17; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:8,9)

THAT    infants as well as adults should be baptized and that through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism the pardon for our sins won by Christ is extended to the baptized person.  (Matthew 28:19; John 3:5,6; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16)

THAT    in a Sacrament of Holy Communion the true body and true blood of Christ are received together with the bread and wine, and that those who partake of it in true repentance and faith receive the forgiveness won for all by Christ.  (1Corinthians 10:16; Matthew 26:26,28)

THAT    God answers every prayer addressed to him in faith and in the name of Jesus, for through the blood of Christ God is our dear Father in heaven.  (Matthew 7:7; John 16:23; Galatians 3:26)

THAT    out of thanks for God’s great goodness, the Christian will wish to lead a life of service and will seek to sustain and develop the faith which God has given him by regularly attending church to hear his Word.  (1 John 4:19; Titus 2:14; Mark 12:30,31; Hebrews 10:25; Romans 10:14)

THAT    God wants us to join together with those who believe, teach, and practice these truths, but asks us to withhold fellowship from those who believe, teach, or practice anything contrary to what his Word clearly states, be they in another church body or in a secular organization.  (John 8:31,32; Matthew 28:20; Romans 16:17)

THAT    God has called us to share these soul-saving truths with all people.  (Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47,48)