What We Believe

Confessions of faith, includes the London Confession of 1689 and the New Hampshire Confession of 1833. Here is a summery of our beliefs:

  • The Holy Bible is the divinely inspired record of God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its content.
  • God is One, the only living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual and personal being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfection. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being. God is all-powerful, all loving, and all wise. He is the Father to those who become children of God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Jesus Christ (God the Son) is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation, he was born of the Virgin Mary and identified Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He was raised bodily from the grave by the power of God, and makes available by grace the gift of eternal life to all who come to Him through faith.
  • The Holy Spirit, God the Spirit, exalts Christ, convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and effects regeneration as He calls persons to the Savior. He continues a sanctifying work in the believer producing holiness of life and power of service.
  • All people have sinned and consequently must be regenerated by the working of God’s grace through the agency of the Holy Spirit. God loves all people, and thus, every person possesses dignity and worth, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
  • Salvation involves the redemption of the whole person, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. Justification is by faith. Regeneration is a work of God’s grace whereby the Holy Spirit makes a believer a new creature in Jesus Christ.
  • The New Testament Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the two ordinances – believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
  • The second coming of Jesus Christ is imminent and is the purifying hope of His church, giving a sense of urgency in preaching the Gospel to all mankind.
  • God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are called to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions, and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others.

Every Christian is under obligation to work for the improvement of society and the establishment of righteousness, realizing that all means and methods can be truly and permanently helpful only when they are rooted in the regeneration of the individual by the saving Grace of God in Jesus Christ. The Christian should oppose in the Spirit of Christ every evil, and should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. Every Christian should seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the influence of Christian principles. In order to promote these ends Christians should be ready to work with all men of goodwill in any good cause always being careful to act in a spirit of love without compromising their loyalty to Christ.

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