Our Beliefs

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, and in His personal return in power and glory. 

We believe that the original manuscripts of the Bible were divinely inspired. 

We believe that we are made right with God by what we do and not by faith alone. 

We believe that for the salvation of lost, sinful persons, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling Christians are enabled to live a godly life.

We believe that to remain in a state of salvation, a person needs to have a continued, obedient faith in Christ.

We believe in the eternal destiny of the soul, to reside in either a literal heaven or a literal hell.

We believe that the canon of Scripture is not closed and that God is still speaking.

We believe that one cannot reach Heaven dragging along a sinful nature. 

We believe that salvation is found at the end of faith’s obedient journey.

We believe Jesus came to fulfill the law and left no continuing rites or ordinances to be binding upon His followers. Jesus baptized none of His followers in water and gave no commandment for the use of water baptism.

We believe that in Christ there is no male or female and that women are called by God to serve in all areas of ministry and leadership roles in the Church.

We believe that just as a husband is to submit to his wife, so a wife must submit to her husband. There should be only one spiritual leader in a Christian home and that should be Jesus. Mutual submission is a key to having a successful and biblically sound marriage. 

We believe that God gives every person a moral free will and the ability to choose their eternal destiny.

We believe that genuine righteousness is required of all believers which includes the necessity of holiness and works of grace which we are enabled to perform by the indwelling of the Spirit of God. We reject the false doctrine that Christ’s righteousness has been imputed to believers.

We believe that if anyone thinks they have no part to play in their salvation they are not likely saved.

We believe in non-violence as a way of life and firmly oppose abortion, capital punishment, and war.

We believe that the best way to de-escalate violence is to renounce the use of weapons for self-defense. As Christians, we follow the way of the cross.

We believe in the universal redemption of all those who call upon the name of the Lord.  

We believe in divine healing, but that it is not guaranteed as part of the atonement.

We believe speaking in tongues is a gift of the Holy Spirit, but that it is not evidence of the Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible, as interpreted by the Holy Spirit, to be the only proper outward judge of controversies among Christians.

We believe that any revelation that is contrary to the Bible must be rejected as false and that there is no doctrine to be preached that is not found in the Holy Scriptures.

We believe that the true church is directly led by Jesus Christ, who speaks to us by direct revelation of the Holy Spirit and through the written words as found in the Bible.

We believe that all Christians receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit the moment they repent and ask Jesus to save them and that the evidence of this is shown by the fruit of the Spirit in their lives.

We believe that all worship should be centered on the Presence of Christ as the Living Word.

We believe that the teachings of total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace and eternal security are false doctrines and must be rejected by the Church.

We believe in a biblical standard of holiness as a guide for how we are to live our lives.

We believe that faith without community is a contradiction.

We believe that there must be a positive witness to moral absolutes by obedience to the living Christ.

We believe as did William Penn that Quakers were primitive Christianity revived.

We believe the gospel message brings people from death to life, from darkness to light.

We believe like George Fox that Quakers are to be “valiant for God’s truth upon the earth and spread it abroad among those that are called Christians”.

We believe the Christianity of today lacks the power to give people an unshakable faith.

We believe the foundation we are to build upon is Jesus Christ.

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness that I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.

Stephen grellet
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