Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Our Articles of Faith

Article 1: We believe that there is only one living and true God; possessed of all possible perfections, and of each in an infinite degree; and that he has revealed himself in the Holy Scriptures to his people under the name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the same in essence and equal in every divine perfection. (Ex.20:1-3; Isa.46:9; Mk.12:29; Jn. 10:30; 14:9; 16:7-15; Matt. 28:19)

Article 2: We believe that the Son, who is the Word of the father, the very and eternal God, took man’s nature of the Virgin Mary, so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the son, whereof is Christ, very God and very Man; who truly suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried, to reconcile us to the Father, and to be a sacrifice not only for original guilt, but also for the actual sins of man. (Phil. 2:6-8; Jn. 1:1, 14; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 20:28; Rom. 5:18-21; 1 Pet. 2:24; 3:18; Heb.1:8; Eph. 2:16)

Article 3: We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ did truly rise again from the dead, and ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of God, where he ever liveth to make intercession for the redeemed. (1 Cor.15:20; 1 Pet. 1:3; Heb. 1:3, 7:25; 1 Jn. 2:1)

Article 4: We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent by the Son to lead believers into all truth, and to convict the world in respect of sin, of righteousness, and of Judgment. (John .16:7, 8, 13, 15; Acts 2:33)

Article 5: We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the Word of God, and contain all things necessary to salvation; so that whatsoever is not found therein and cannot be proved thereby, is neither to be required as an article of faith, nor to be regarded as necessary to salvation. (2 Pet. 1:21; 2 Tim. 3:16)

Article 6: We believe that man was created in a holy and happy state; but by his disobedience to the laws of his Creator, he not only exposed himself to personal misery, but involved his whole posterity in the temporal and eternal consequences of sin; and as an effect of his apostasy, the whole human race possess a depraved nature, by which they are disinclined to things morally good, and prone to choose and delight in evil. (Gen. 1:27, 31; Ecc. 7:29; Gen. 3:6-24; Rom. 5:12; Jn. 3:6; Ps. 51:5; Rom. 8:7, 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; Rom.1:32; 3:10-18; Jer. 13:23; Matt. 25:46)

Article 7: We believe that the only way of salvation from this state of guilt and condemnation is through the righteousness and atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is now exalted to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins, so that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (Isaiah 53:4-8; John 10:9, 10, 11, 15; Acts 4:11, 12; 5:31; Romans 5:6, 8-11, 21; 6:23; 3:21-26; Jn. 3:16,36)

Article 8: We believe that Christ died for our sins and rose again for our justification; and that we have the fullest assurance that those who die in the Lord shall rise again to a glorious immortality. Wherefore it is the duty of all believers to give all diligence to make their calling and election sure, by sincere and loving obedience to the commands and teachings of his Word. (Romans 4:25, 5:18; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 52, 53; 2 Peter 1:10)

Article 9: We believe that Christ will come a second time with power and great glory; that there will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust; that the just will be raised incorruptible, who, together with the righteous live, changed in a moment, shall be rewarded according to the deeds done in the body and received into Christ’s kingdom and glory, and so shall they ever be with the Lord; and that the unjust shall awake to shame and everlasting contempt. (Heb. 9:28; Titus 2:3; Col. 3:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:52; 2 Cor.5:10; 1 Thess. 4:16,17; Dan. 12:2; Rev. 22:11)

Article 10: We believe that the first day of the week, called the Lord’s Day, ought to be kept holy; and that it is our duty to assemble on that day and worship God in a public manner, by offering up our prayers and thanksgiving, by attending to the preached Word and the ordinances of the Church. (1 Cor. 16:2; Heb. 10:23-25)

Article 11: We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, to be continued until his second coming; that none have a scriptural right to Baptism until they profess their faith in Christ and that the ordinances can be administered only by immersion. (Matt.28:19; Jn. 3:23; Acts 2:41, 42; 8:36-39; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Matt. 26:26-29; Mk.14:22-25; 1 Cor. 10:16)

Article 12: We believe that the Church of Christ is a congregation of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, exercising the gifts and privileges of his Word, for mutual edification and the spread of the gospel throughout the world; that its officers are pastors (or bishops or elders) and deacons, whose qualifications and duties are clearly set forth in the letters of Paul. (Acts 2:41, 47; 11:21-23; 1 Cor. 1:1-13; 4:17; 14:23; 3 John 9; 2 Cor. 8:1-5; Matt. 28:20; Gal. 6:2; 1 Tim. 3)