|Our Belief Statement
(Adopted Nov. 17, 2005)
WE BELIEVE that Jesus is the Son of God. His
birth was divine. His life reveals God’s will for us;
and is our example. He died for our sins, and rose again to
become our living Savior. He ascended to Heaven from which
we confidently expect His Personal Return at any time, as He
promised. [John 14:1-3]
THE CHURCH is His Body. It was divinely established. It is
commissioned of Christ to go and tell “the Good News” to
the whole creation. Christ is the Head of the Church. Division
of His Body is sinful, and hinders evangelism.
MEMBERS are added to the Church (His Body, Family, Kingdom)
by Christ only if they meet His terms of admission, which is
God’s way to become a Christian:
- By Hearing the Good News and Believing it by Faith [Acts
16:30-31; Romans 10:17]
- By Repenting (turning and forsaking sin) [Acts 2:38,
17:30; Luke 13:3]
- By Confession [Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 10:32]
- By Baptism (burial in water) [Acts 2:38, 41; 8:35-39;
Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:12]
BAPTISM is for believers only. It is an immersion in water
for the remission of sins. We rise from the water in newness
of life as a born-again believer. [John 3:5]
THE COMMUNION is an act of worship. It is a meeting of believers
to keep the blood covenant until Christ’s return. It
is a memorial of Christ’s death for our sins, and is
observed every Lord’s Day. [Acts 20:7; I Corinthians
THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD and is our absolute Authority.
The New Testament is especially important for us, as it contains
Christ’s teachings, the beginning of His Church, the
divine instruction manual for a happy Christian life. It assures
us of the ultimate victory of Christ and His Church. [2 Timothy
CHRISTIANS are meant to
grow in character and in strength. This is accomplished by:
AN INVITATION: If you are not a Christian, you may become such
by obeying God’s plan of salvation. This obedience will
make you a member of His Body (the Church). Christ invites you
through us . . . will you accept Him today?
- A life of faith and service every day (also seen in church
- Faithfulness to the Church.
- Daily prayer and Bible reading, which develops Christ-like
spirit that helps others to believe in and accept
the Lord. A Daily Quiet Time is a must.
- Separation from the world.