“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life” 1 John 5:13.
If you died today do you know for sure, with nothing doubting, that you would go to heaven to be with Jesus and His heavenly Father?
As a congregation, we exist for the purpose of assisting people in answering the above question with a resounding YES! So we follow Him who came to minister and to give His life a ransom for many (Mark 10:42-45). Therefore, to the extent that we can, we are active in mission work and benevolence. Our marching orders are the Lord’s worldwide commission to teach and preach the good news (Matthew 28:18-20). Our hope is His everlasting kingdom (2 Peter 1:11) and the resurrection of the dead (1 Peter 1:3-4). Our message is “Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). Christ is our only creed, and the Bible is our only rule of faith and practice, “For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5).
Since we do not preach ourselves and only what is in God’s word, we stress those things which God stresses, which Jesus stresses, and what the Holy Spirit stresses through the word of God. Therefore those who are not yet Christians are taught to believe in Jesus Christ with the whole heart (John 8:24), to repent of sins (Luke 13:3), to confess their faith in the Lord (Matthew 10:32-33), and to be buried with Christ in baptism for the forgiveness of their sins (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16; Galatians 3:26-27; Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21). Since baptism must be preceded by faith and repentance, we do not practice infant baptism. And since the baptism instituted by Jesus and practiced by the early church was immersion, we follow that practice today. (Colossians 2:12). Thus, baptism truly symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and this becomes to the penitent believer his burial of the former sinful self and resurrection to the new life in Christ. (Romans 6:1-7) The believer becomes a person that has been BORN AGAIN. John 3:5-8. Following baptism, we encourage one another to live in righteousness (1 Peter 2:24).