We are a group of believers who accept the
as the inspired word of God. The writers were inspired, that is,
guided by the Holy Spirit as they penned the letters that comprise
the Old and New Testaments (John 14:26; 16:13; Galatians 1:11-12; 2
Pet. 1:19-21). Thus the Bible
is perfect and complete (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Therefore we follow
ONLY the teachings of the Bible and reject the creeds of men.
While ALL scripture inspired of God is profitable
(2 Tim. 3:16-17), our standard of authority is the
New Testament. Jesus came to this earth to fulfill the Old Law
(Matthew 5:17-19). He successfully completed this task and nailed
the Old Law to the cross (Colossians 2:14). In so doing, He
established the New Covenant (Hebrews 8 & 9). The New Testament
is our guide in living under the New Covenant.
Because the Bible is Godís Word, we accept that
Christ is the Son of God (Romans 1:3-4). He
is Deity and a part of the Godhead
(John 1:1-2). He came to this
earth to provide the sacrifice needed to forgive our sins and that
is AVAILABLE to all men (Romans 3:23-25; 5:6-8).
The scriptures also reveal what one must do to
have his sins forgiven. He must first hear
the Gospel (Romans 1:16; 10:17). He must also believe
that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, (John 8:24; Mark 16:16). He
must be willing to repent,
that is, express godly sorrow for living a sinful life and be
willing to change and begin following Jesus Christ faithfully (Acts
2:38; Luke 13:3,5; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). He must be willing to confess
Jesus as the Son of God (Acts 8:36,37; Romans 10:9). Finally, one must be baptized
in order to be saved (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Romans
6:3-4; 1 Peter 3:20-21).
Once one is saved, he is expected to
live a godly life, serving God and others as long as he remains
upon this earth (Revelation 2:10; Hebrews 3:14; Matthew 22:36-40).
He learns the importance of Bible
a good example, doing
good works, teaching
others and continues
to grow in all these areas.
We also believe that the New Testament gives us
an exclusive and detailed pattern for
one true church. Christians are expected to join
a congregation of this church. (Acts 9:26-27). There are
many things that help identify the one true church. They include:
name the church wears (church of God, 1 Corinthians 1:2; body of
Christ, Colossians 1:18; church of Christ, Romans 16:16, etc.
2) How we worship God according to the pattern found in the Bible (In spirit and
truth, John 4:24; Singing, Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 5:19; Prayer,
1 Thessalonians 5:17; Teaching and Preaching, Acts 20:7; The Lordís
Supper on the first day of the week, Ac.20:7; 1 Corinthians
11:17-34; and Giving only on the first day of the week, 1
independent and autonomous organization.
4) Its local
Organization (Elders, Deacons and Saints only- Philippians 1:1;
The rule of the elders is limited to that local congregation, Acts
20:28, 1 Peter 5:1-4)
5) And the
work she does (Worship God - John 4:24; Evangelism - Mark
16:15, 2 Timothy 2:2; Edifying its members - Ephesians 4:16, 1
Corinthians 14:26, and LIMITED benevolence [always and ONLY to qualified, needy
We also believe that God wants unity (John
17:20-21; 1 Corinthians 1:10) and condemns division. He also
condemns compromise of His word (2 John 9-10; Galatians 1:6-9). Thus
the only way TRUE unity that pleases God can be achieved is through
adhering STRICTLY to HIS word. That is why we believe all of these
things are important.
Would you like to be a part of a church
that adheres to these principles?