The Heart of It All
We believe that salvation comes to us through faith in Christ Jesus alone. He lived the perfect life that we have not, he died an innocent death to take the punishment for the sins of the world, and he rose again to prove His payment was accepted. We believe, based on God’s promises in His Word, that it is through Christ alone that we will enjoy eternal life in heaven.
Knowing that we have eternal life in heaven changes our whole outlook on life here on earth. We have hope, joy, and a reason to live.
We adhere to the Bible as the authentic Word of God and strictly adhere to the teachings that God has conveyed to us through His Word. Our faith in God’s Word is founded on its core message, which recognizes our sinful nature and acknowledges God’s provision of salvation through His Son, Christ Jesus. We hold that every aspect of Scripture is divinely inspired, and thus, it is entirely devoid of error. God has bestowed His Word upon us to direct our attention towards the hope we possess. We find solace and strength in His Word when we engage with it through reading, listening, or studying.
The Bible teaches that God has given us two other means of bringing us the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation Christ won for us on the cross.
Baptism serves not as a symbol of our adoption as God’s children, but as a means through which God bestows His blessings upon His people. It is in baptism that sins are forgiven, and it also creates faith, enabling forgiveness. Upholding our trust in the promises linked to baptism, we observe infant baptism, while also baptizing adults who have yet to experience this sacrament.
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus on the night of his betrayal. According to Christ’s Word and institution, His body and blood are truly present, distributed, and received in the Lord’s Supper, under the forms of bread and wine. This Supper is intended for Christians who know and adhere to the teachings of God’s Word, who are able to examine themselves on the basis of that Word, and who repent of their sins and look to Christ alone for forgiveness. The body and blood of Christ are offered and received in this Sacrament for the forgiveness of sins and for the strengthening of faith.