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Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

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BELIEFS

We believe that there is only one God, and He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus is the second person of the Trinity, possessing all the divine excellencies, and is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit; yet, he is fully human at the same time.

Philippians 2:5-8
“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!”

We Believe He is the virgin born son of the Living God.

Isaiah 7:14
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (God is with us).”

We Believe He lived a sinless life, died on the cross in the place of our sins, rose physically from the grave, ascended to sit at the right hand of God to intercede on every believer’s behalf, and is returning to receive His Church, rule, and reign forever.

2 Corinthians 5:21
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

We believe the Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, a divine person, eternal and coequal with the Father.

Hebrews 9:14
“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”

The Bible is the written revelation of God, fully inspired, absolutely inerrant in the original documents, infallible, and God-breathed. It is the only authority for all faith and practice.

Hebrews 4:12
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

We believe the Bible teaches that we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9). Salvation does not come as the result of something we have done, but rather because of what Jesus has done. It is a free gift that cannot be earned or deserved (Romans 6:23). We receive that “gift” by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

How do we respond to this gift?

  • Believe that Jesus Christ is both Lord and Savior of the world.

  • Repent of our sins and turn away from our sinful lifestyles.

  • Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord.

  • Baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible teaches that baptism is the immersion in water of a repentant believer. In the New Testament church, every believer was commanded to be baptized; as it symbolizes joining with Jesus in his death, burial, and resurrection.

Acts 2:38

“Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for
the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Symbolism of Baptism:

  • Cleansing and forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16)

  • Being born again (John 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17)

  • Joining Jesus in his death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3-5)

  • Salvation (1 Peter 3:21)

Communion (Lord's supper):

  • The Bible teaches that Jesus established two ordinances: The Lord’s Supper (Communion) and Baptism.

  • Only contrite, repentant believers who have carefully examined themselves should partake of this supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-32).

  • The Bible does not set a prescribed time for observing this supper, but we make it available each Sunday (Acts 20:7), on a weekly basis.