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Statement of Faith

We are an independent church that is evangelical and non-denominational. The church has been in existence for about 150 years. We believe in all the essential doctrines common to Bible based Protestant churches and do not insist on agreement over any doctrines that would cause a separation between most other Bible-believing Christian churches and us. While we preach and teach the Bible boldly, and this requires us to take stands on many controversial issues, we adhere to Meldenius' maxim: "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, diversity; and in all things, charity." 

We believe the following to be the essential doctrines of genuine biblical Christianity:

  • THE BIBLE: Consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, the Bible was, in its original writing, inspired by God and is the only infallible, inerrant and authoritative guide in matters of faith and practice.

  • THE TRINITY: There is one God who exists eternally in three persons: God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are distinct from one another, yet co-equal.

  • JESUS CHRIST: Through His virgin birth, Jesus Christ became the incarnate God (fully God and fully man). He lived a sinless life, dying on the cross as a substitute for sinners. He arose bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us.

  • MANKIND: Through willful disobedience and Satan's deception, mankind has fallen from its original sinless state and as a result is condemned to eternal spiritual death, banished from the presence of a holy God. It is not within the power of mankind to remedy this situation.

  • SALVATION: Salvation from sin and its penalty is found only in Jesus Christ: by virtue of HIs death on the cross, received by faith, made effective by the Holy Spirit - all by the grace of God.

  • THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: Believers have available to them the power of the Holy Spirit to enable them to live holy lives and exhibit godly character (the fruit of the Spirit). They are to identify with the cause of Christ through the local church and contribute through word and deed to spread the gospel.

  • THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST: Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly at the end of the age to fully establish God's Kingdom. The dead will be raised and all men will be judged. The wicked will be condemned to eternal death and the righteous will inherit eternal life.

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