Our Doctrine

We are a church that believes in reforming back to the Word of God and Ancient Faith: The Early Church. As such, we affirm The Apostle's Creed and The Nicene Creed.

Our desire is to uphold the old saying, "In Essentials, Unity; In Non-Essentials, Liberty; & in All Things, Charity."

There is one Triune God

There is one true and living God who is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. He exists eternally in three Persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1, 3; 4:24; 5:26; Matthew 28:19; Acts 7:2; Romans 1:19, 20; 9:5; Ephesians 4:5, 6; Colossians 2:9.

The Bible is God’s Word

The Bible is God’s written revelation of Himself to mankind divinely given through human authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is entirely true, totally sufficient, and completely authoritative for matters of life and faith.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; John 8:31-32; John 20:31; Mark 13:31; Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 2:15.

People are created in God’s image

Human beings are created by God to bear His image. They are the crowning work of His creation worthy of love, dignity, and respect regardless of matters like age, race, gender, or class.

Genesis 1:26; 2:4-25; 5:1-3; Psalm 139:13-16.

People are in need of redemption

Because of the Fall, the image of God in people is distorted but not lost. All people have disobeyed God willfully through sin; thus inheriting both physical and spiritual death and the need for redemption. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and into an environment inclined toward sin. Only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ can they experience salvation.

Genesis 3:6-8, 11, 13, 23; 6:5; 8:21; Job 14:4; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 15:19; Romans 3:10-18, 23; 5:12-14, 15-19; 7:18; 8:7; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Galatians 5:17; Ephesians 2:1-3; Colossians 1:21; Titus 1:15-16; James 1:14-15; 1 John 1:8, 10.

The Holy Spirit empowers a life of faith

The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He is the guarantee of eternal life, and he produces fruit in the life of the Christian. He equips his church with a variety of gifts for the edification of the body and the glory of Christ.

John 14:26; 16:7-11; Romans 3:12-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Galatians 5:16-26; 6:8-10; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:11-16.

Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone

Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ as a person repents of sin and receives Christ’s forgiveness and eternal life. Salvation is instantaneous and is accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. This salvation comes from God by grace on the basis of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, not on the basis of human works. All the redeemed are secured in Christ forever.

Acts 17:30-31; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:29, 3:17–18, 4:42, 5:19–23; Acts 4:12; Titus 1:15; 1 John 2:2; Revelation 5:9; Philippians 1:6.

The Church is Christ’s body

The Holy Spirit immediately places all people who put their faith in Jesus Christ into one united spiritual body, the Church, of which Christ is the head.

Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Acts 14:27; 18:22; Ephesians 2:19-22; 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25; Ephesians 4:11-13.

Jesus Christ will return

God will bring the world to its appropriate end in His own time and in His own way. At that time, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth. Christ will judge both the believer and the nonbeliever. Those who have trusted Christ will receive a glorified body and dwell forever with the Lord. Those who have not trusted in Christ will spend eternity in Hell, the place of everlasting punishment

Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15; John 14:1-6; Revelation 7:13-17; 20:11-15; 21:22-27; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Luke 16:19-31.