What We Believe

*Adapted & abbreviated from Open Bible Articles of Faith

What We BelieveWe believe the Bible to be inspired, and accept it as the only infallible guide for our faith and practice.

We believe there is one God eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His victorious and atoning sacrifice, through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that man can do nothing to merit salvation from God. Without repentance of sins, man is lost and separated from God; salvation is only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the repentant sinner becomes a new creation and is empowered to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that water baptism by immersion, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as is commanded by God, is subsequent to conversion and baptism is not a saving ordinance, but an outward sign of inward faith.

We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper as a type of the broken body and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. And that all Christian believers may partake of the Lord’s Supper.