The Bible is God’s infallible, inerrant, Word. Scripture alone is our only rule of faith and practice. II Timothy 3:16-17, says: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
The Sovereignty of God
Sovereignty means rulership or ownership. It is the most important principle of salvation because God provides our way to salvation. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. ” Romans 8:28-30 says, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom He predestined He also called, and those whom He called He also justified, and those whom He justified He also glorified.
The Holy Trinity
The Bible teaches that there is only one God who exists eternally in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
We believe that with the Word of God, the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are absolutely essential to our growth in grace. We believe baptism replaces the Old Testament sign of circumcision (Colossians 2: 11-12) and is for believers and their children (Acts 2:38). We believe the Lord’s Supper replaces the Old Testament Passover (I Corinthians 5:8) and is to be given to members in good standing of an evangelical church. See the attached document on the use of grape juice and wine when observing the Lord’s Supper.
The Westminster Standards
We adhere to the doctrines outlined in the historic Westminster Standards, including the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Shorter Catechism. We believe that the Westminster Standards contain the essence of the doctrine found in the Bible.