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11:00am Morning Service 

6:30pm Evening Service

Our Beliefs

STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God and that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments were inspired by the Spirit of God, were recorded without error as originally written,  and that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21

God

We believe in the one living and true God, perfect in wisdom, sovereignty, holiness, justice, mercy and love. He exists eternally in three coequal persons who act together in creation, providence and redemption. Gen. 1:26; Deut. 32:3-4; Ps. 86:15; 1Timothy 1:17; I Peter 1:2; Hebrews 1:1-3

  1. The Father – We believe He reigns with providential care over all life and history in the created universe; He hears and answers prayer. He initiated salvation by sending His Son, and He is Father to those who by faith accept His Son as Lord and Saviour. I Chron. 29:11-13; Matt. 7:11; John 1:12; John 3:16; Acts 16:31; 1 John 4:9-10

 

  1. The Son – We believe in the absolute and essential deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His work in creation, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, and bodily resurrection, and in His triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry, and personal return. Is. 53; Matt. 1:21-23; John 1:1-14; Acts 1:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Col. 1:15-18; Phil. 2:5-11; 10:5-7; 1 John 2:1

 

 

  1. The Holy Spirit – We believe in the absolute and essential deity, and in the personality of the Holy Spirit. He convinces of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He regenerates, indwells seals, sanctifies, illuminates, and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ. He baptizes believers into the Body of Christ at conversion and gives them His gifts as He wills. He fills those who yield to Him. John 14:16, 17, 26; John 16:7-14; 1 Cor. 12:4-11, Eph. 5:18, 1 Thess. 5:19

 

Angels & Satan

We believe that God created an order of spiritual beings called angels to serve Him and do His will.  The holy angels are obedient spirits serving God as His messengers, ministering to the heirs of salvation and praising and glorifying God around His throne. 

Certain angels, called demons, Satan being their chief, through deliberate choice revolted and fell from their exalted position.  Satan now exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the god of this world system and the arch enemy of God and man.  He and his demonic hosts tempt individuals to rebel against God.  They are destined to final and eternal defeat.  Their destiny in hell has been sealed by Christ’s victory over sin and death.  Psalm 139:1-5, Isaiah 14:12-25, Ezekiel 28:12-15, Matthew 25:41, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Ephesians 6:12, Colossians 1:16, 1 Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 1:6-7, 13-14, 2:14, 1 Peter 5:8, Revelation 12:7-10, 20:10

 

Creation

We believe that in six, twenty-four hour days, God (through His Son Jesus Christ) brought into existence by His creative command, all visible and invisible life and matter. He ordered all earthly life to reproduce after its kind. Through Christ, He perpetually sustains His creation.       Gen. 1:24; Ex. 20:11; Ps. 33:6-9; John 1:1-4; Col. 1:16-17, Heb. 1:2

 

Mankind

We believe that the first man, Adam, was divinely created in the image of God. By the sin of disobedience, he fell from that state and all mankind inherited spiritual depravity and defilement. All men are therefore guilty before God and condemned to physical and spiritual death. Gen. 1:27; Rom. 3:12-19; Eph. 2:1-9

Salvation

We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God through man’s freely exercised faith. By the appointment of the Father, Jesus voluntarily suffered a substitutionary and propitiatory death. Justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and ultimately perfected in the image of the Lord. Rom. 3:21-28; Rom. 10:9-10; Rom. 8:28-30; Eph. 2:6-9; Heb. 10:12-14; 1 John 3:1-3

Future Things

We believe in the personal, bodily, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed in the new heaven and new earth in which dwells eternal righteousness, and in the judgment and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked with Satan in the Lake of Fire. Matt. 25:41-46; John 14:1-3; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 2 Cor. 5:10; Eph. 1:9-10; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Rev. 20-21

The Local Church

We believe that the local church is a company of baptized believers called out from the world and set apart for the Lord Jesus Christ. Its presiding officers are Pastors (shepherds) and Deacons (servants). Jesus gave the church two ordinances: Baptism (which is the immersing of the believer in water, by which he obeys Christ’s command and makes public his identification with Jesus in His death, burial, and resurrection), and The Lord’s Supper (which is the memorial symbolizing the Lord’s broken body and shed blood and proclaiming His death until He comes). The primary ministries of the local church are the preaching and teaching of the Bible, prayer and worship, edifying believers, proclaiming the Gospel, and exalting Christ in all things. Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:42; Rom. 6:1-4; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; 1 Tim. 3:1-13