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We Believe

We believe the Bible is the word of God. It is divinely inspired and the supreme and final authority for faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16, 17)

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (II Corinthians 13:14)

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man. (Luke 2:26-32; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 2:14-18)

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed. (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (Colossians 1:14; Romans 3:23-26)

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His present life for us as high priest and advocate. (I Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:9-11; I John 2:1,2)

We believe in “the second coming”; the personal return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 24:29-31)

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, a relationship in which they are secure. (Acts 16:31)

We believe as the Bible teaches, that baptism is the immersion in water of an obedient believer. In the New Testament church every believer was commanded to be baptized (Acts 2:36 -41) in a manner of being united to the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:3-5)

We practice baptism by immersion only. (Eph. 2:8,9; Romans 6:3,4; Matthew 10:32,33)

The Bible teaches that Jesus established two ordinances for believers: The Lord's Supper (Communion) and Baptism. All Christians are invited to participate in the Lord's Supper however, each Christians should carefully examined themselves before partaking (1 Corinthians 11:23-32).

The Bible does not set a prescribed time for observing this supper but we make it available each Sunday here at 1st Christian Church. (Acts 20:7)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust: The everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Revelation 20:11-15)