Statement of Faith

We believe ...

 there is one God, eternally existing in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth,  sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our  redemption, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven, present  ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power in  glory. We believe that the Bible is God's written revelation to man, and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative and without error. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but  because of sin, was alienated from God. Only through faith, trusting in  Christ alone for salvation which was made possible by His death and  resurrection, can that alienation be removed, and the unsaved made into a  child of God. We believe that all people were created to exist eternally and  will spend eternity either in the presence of God in Heaven or bereft of  that presence in hell. We believe that once salvation is given it will never be  revoked, as it was given and is maintained by the grace of God and not  through the works (or lack thereof) of the believer. 

Having been led ...

as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior;  And on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, 

We do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this  assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one  another, as one body in Christ. We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit  to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of  this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort,  To promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;  To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry,  the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of  the gospel through all nations. We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions, to  religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred  and acquaintances;

To walk circumspectly ...

in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary In our deportment;

To avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger;

To abstain from partaking and engaging in actions that will cause our  brother to stumble or that will bring reproach upon the cause of Christ;  and to earnestly seek to live to the honor and glory of Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love;

To remember each other in prayer: to aid each other in sickness and  distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in  speech;

To be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and  mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will as soon  as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the  spirit of this covenant and the principles of God s word. 

All of us have sinned

"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."  Romans 3:23

Sin must be paid for

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life."  Romans 6:23

Jesus Christ paid for our sins

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

What must I do?

Romans 10:9-10

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

If you would like more information on how you can accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and change your life, please call us at (218) 283-3598