What we believe

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us.We believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
 
We believe the Scripture teach that Man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker; but by voluntary transgressions fell from that holy and happy state
 
Salvation is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven
 
The Scriptures teach that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in him is justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness
 
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated, or born again; that regeneration consists in giving a holy disposition to the mind that it is effected in a manner above our comprehension by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith, and newness of life
 
Repentance and faith are scared duties, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God
 
We believe the Scriptures teach that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel
 
We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show faith in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen saviour, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord's Supper, in which the members of the church, by the scared use of bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination
 
We believe the Scriptures teach that the end of the world is approaching; that at the last day, Christ will descend from heaven, and raise the dead from the grave for final retribution; that a solemn separation will then take place; that the wicked will be adjudged to endless punishment, and the righteous to endless joy; and that this judgement will fix forever the final state of men in heaven of hell, on principles of righteousness.