STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
SCRIPTURE IS TRUTH. JESUS IS FREEDOM. THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. It contains the story of redemption through Jesus. Because it is inspired by God, it has salvation for its end and is truth without any mixture of error.
We believe in tithing – ten percent
of our income – as the biblical standard
of giving. The tithe is to be given as an undesignated offering
to the “storehouse” ministry of a local church.
According to the Scriptures, we are to give cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Redeemer’s cause on earth.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of believers who are associated by their common faith and fellowship with Jesus. A local church is to observe the two ordinances:
2. the Lord’s Supper.
The church should exercise their God-given gifts and extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. The church is an autonomous body serving under the Lordship of Christ. All members are equally responsible as they serve with the scriptural leaders of the church.
People are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God’s creation. All of us are marred by an attitude of
disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
To live in harmony with other believers is
clearly the teaching of the New Testament.
It is the responsibility of each believer to endeavor to live in fellowship with each member of the congregation.
It is further the responsibility of each member to
bring all gossiping and backbiting to an end.
It is the duty of every follower of Jesus and of every church to make disciples of all men everywhere. It is the command of
Christ for every believer to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort and by all other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.