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What We Believe:

Our desire is to adhere to the beliefs of the first-century church.  The basic premise is that following the same pattern that the early church followed will produce pure Christians.  We, therefore, make every attempt to return to that pattern by reading and studying the Bible and taking it for what it is.  We try to teach everything the Bible teaches and nothing that it doesn't.

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About the Bible

The Bible is the inspired word of God.  It is the one and only standard of authority in spiritual matters and our guide to an eternal home in heaven.

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About God

The one true God consists of three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These are separate yet unified in mind and in purpose.  God created the heavens and the earth as described in Genesis.  Jesus was there for and participated in the creation (John 1:3).  God is all-powerful, all-seeing, and all-knowing.  He knows and loves every human being and desires their salvation (2 Peter 3:9).

 

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About Salvation

We believe that we are all sinners.  Sin separates us from God (Romans 3:23); therefore, we all need God's saving grace to be acceptable to Him. 

We are saved by grace through faith and not by anything we can do in and of ourselves. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Salvation is not forced upon us.  God's grace is free, but we must choose to accept it.  There are some things God requires of us in order to accept salvation just as there were conditions to most any covenant made under the Old Testament. 

  1. We must first HEAR the message of Christ through a preacher as suggested in Romans 10:14 or through the reading of the pure word of God, the Bible.  Knowledge is necessary for belief (Romans 10:17).

  2. We must BELIEVE that God is god and that Jesus Christ is His son, sent to earth to do His father's will.  He was born of the virgin Mary, was tempted just as we are (Hebrews 4:15), was crucified, was buried, and was resurrected to life on the third day.

  3. We must come to the knowledge that we are sinners and REPENT of those sins.  In other words, we must commit to a change and a new beginning. (Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38)

  4. We must CONFESS our belief in Christ without shame (Romans 10:10-11).

  5. We must be BAPTIZED into water for the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-11, 1 Peter 3:21). 

  6. Last and certainly not least, we must live a FAITHFUL life walking in the light of God in order to retain the benefits of forgiveness under the new covenant (1 John 1:7).

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About the Church

The church is the family of God.  It was bought with Christ's own blood.  It is made up of many groups of Christians who worship together and are governed only by local elders as laid out in the scriptures.

 

This page last edited on: 01/27/2013.   Questions, comments, suggestions.