The gospel is the good news. For there to be good news, we must first know what the bad news is. The bad news is that we are all sinners who have sinned against a holy and righteous God. Romans 3:23 makes it clear that every human being has sinned. The bad news gets worse, as the Bible tells us in Romans 6:23 that as a result of our sin we deserve spiritual death, which the Bible calls hell. We believe the Bible teaches that sinners will face the wrath of God in a real place called hell. There is nothing that humans can do to earn salvation, as the Bible teaches in Ephesians 2:8.
For God so loved the world.
God loved the people of the world so much that he sent Jesus as a payment for our sins (John 3:16), so that whoever believes in Jesus will be saved, and those who do not believe in Jesus will be condemned to eternal punishment in hell as the Lord tells us in John 3:18. Those who trust Jesus, are given by Jesus salvation and eternal life. Jesus gives us his righteousness to appear holy and blameless before God. Only the work of Jesus can withstand the judgement of God, and only those covered by His blood will be saved. To believe in Jesus, we first confess him as Lord (Romans 10:9), and believe that God raised from the dead.
There is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. God’s glory is the most important thing an individual can pursue, and is the ultimate mission of the Church.
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
Baptism & the Lord’s Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.