Who are we? What Do We Believe?
We believe the Bible–the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments–is God’s Word. All that we believe about God and what God requires of man is taught in the Bible.
There is only one true God. He is the creator of heaven and earth. He exists eternally in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that man–male and female–was created in God’s image to glorify God and enjoy Him. But man lost the privilege of knowing God by sinning against Him. From Adam’s sin in the garden of Eden until this very day, our sins have separated us from God. For our sins, we all deserve the wrath of God which, in eternity, will be poured out in Hell on all the unforgiven.
We believe that Jesus Christ, God the Son, came to rescue sinners by His death on a cross. Those men and women who believe in Him are rescued from the eternal consequence of their sin because they are forgiven. God considers that those who believe in Jesus are righteous because they believe.
We believe Jesus will return to judge all men–male and female–at the end of history. The forgiven (righteous) will go to Heaven; the unforgiven (unrighteous) will go to Hell.
“The Bible alone gives a true and faithful account of man. It does not flatter him as novels and romances do; it does not conceal his faults and exaggerate his goodness, it paints him just as he is. It describes him as a fallen creature, of his own nature inclined to evil, – a creature needing not only a pardon, but a new heart, to make him fit for heaven.”
Old Paths, J.C. Ryle