Don & Christine Ames

Serving the Lord with our Hearts and Hands

What we Believe

The Scriptures: We believe the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. 2Tim. 3:16, 17; 2Peter 1:20, 21

The Godhead: We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, yet distinct in office and activity, and that they execute these offices harmoniously in the work of creation, providence and redemption. Duet. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; Eph. 2:18

God the Father: We believe in God the Father, perfect in wisdom, holiness, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and spiritual death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. John 3:16; John 14:6

Text Box: Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ, Godís only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings.  We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven, His intercession for His people, and a personal return.  Romans 8:34; Acts 1:9; 1Cor. 15:3,4
The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ, and that He indwells every believer and is an abiding helper.  Eph. 5:18; 1Cor. 3:16
Regeneration: We believe all men are sinners by nature, by choice, and by practice, and are therefore under condemnation apart from the saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Rom. 5:8; Rom. 3:10, 12; Titus 3: 5, 6
The Church: We believe in the Church, a living spiritual body of which Jesus Christ is the Head, and all regenerated (born again) persons are members.  We believe in the local church, adhering to the Word of God as it is written; consisting of believers of Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith.  Col. 1:18; Heb. 10:25; Eph. 4:11
The Second Coming: We believe in the visible, personal, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  John 14:1-3; Titus 2:11-13; Acts 1:11
Christian Conduct: We believe that a Bible believing Christian should live for the glory of God and the well being of his fellow men: that his conduct should be blameless before the world: that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions, and he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Jesus Christ.  2Cor. 5:17; 1Thess. 5:22; James 4:7; 2 Peter 3:18
Angels: We believe in the reality and personality of angels, including the great enemy of God and Man, Satan, who is prince and power of evil in the world.  We believe Satan is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire.  Rev. 20:10
The Great Commission: The obligation and privilege of the Church of Christ, in which every believer shares, is to take the Good News of this glorious salvation to every creature on earth.  The Gospel in its very essence is a missionary message and commands us to preach the Word whenever and wherever our Lord sends us.  Matt. 28:19, 20; Rom. 10:13-15