We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died for our sins, and that He rose from the dead on the third day. We believe that He is coming again, perhaps soon.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and that it is an adequate guide in faith and doctrine. Therefore, we take it as our only rule of faith and practice.
We believe it is our task to take the gospel to every person in the world as Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:19,20. Therefore, we carry on a strong gospel preaching and teaching program in the local congregation. We also support home and foreign missions, using the direct support method.
Not claiming to be the only Christians, rather “Christians Only”, we are devoted to the restoration of New Testament Christianity,. It is not our mission to be another denomination, but rather to urge all religiously concerned people to return to the simple plan of God clearly presented in the New Testament. We believe this to be the solution to the problem we confront in our divided Christian world. We desire that ultimately the church, for which Jesus died, may supersede all movements of men, and that His people may be one even as Jesus prayed in John 17.
AS INDIVIDUALS, we use the name CHRISTIAN preferring to wear the name of Christ. (Acts 11:26) We belong to Him and wear His name even as a wife belongs to her husband and wears his name. We also belong to one another and therefore rightly refer to each other as brethren. (Acts 6:3)
AS THE CHURCH, we use the name CHRISTIAN CHURCH which again stresses our relation to Jesus Christ and brings Him honor.
The Bible Plan of Salvation
1. HEAR about Christ. (Romans 10:14)
2. BELIEVE in Christ. (Mark 16:16)
3. REPENT of sins. (Acts 17:30-31)
4. CONFESS faith in Christ. (Matthew 10:32-33)
5. Be BAPTIZED into Christ.
The WHY of Bible Baptism: The HOW of Bible Baptism:
· washes away sins (Acts 22:16) -much water needed (John3:23)
· saves (I Peter 3:21) -burial (Rom. 6:3-4, Col. 2:12)
· forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38) -going “down into the water”
· puts one “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27) -“coming up out of the water”
· adds one to God’s church (Acts 2:47)
6. ARISE to new life in Christ with the gift of the Holy
Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
OUR PLEA IS FOR:
A name all can wear: Christian
A creed all can confess: Christ
A discipline all can follow: The Bible
(2 Timothy 3:14-16)
A baptism all can accept: Immersion
A church all can enter: Christ’s Church
A work all can do Fulfill the commission
A life all can live: The Christian Life