We seek unity in essential beliefs
“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call — one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
We value liberty in non-essential beliefs
“Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.”
We pursue love in all things
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Our Core Beliefs
Psalm 119:105, 2 Timothy 3:16, and 2 Peter 1:21
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, that it was written by men divinely inspired, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
Genesis 18:25, Galatians 4:6-7
There is one God, eternally existing in three co-equal Persons, namely the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Philippians 2:5-11, and Hebrews 1:1-3
The Son, Jesus Christ, out of His love for us, came to earth to die for our sins and raised from the dead, and will one day return and reign forever.
John 14:16-17, John 16:7-13, Galatians 5:22-25, Ephesians 2:22, and 2 Thessalonians 2:7
The Holy Spirit convicts the heart of the individual and leads to regenerate and sanctify the believer.
Sin and salvation by faith and grace
John 1:12, John 3:16, Acts 16.31, Romans 3:22-26, Romans 5:6-9, Romans 6:2-23, Romans10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9
Salvation is the gift of God and is offered freely to all who trust in Jesus for forgiveness of sins. All have sinned, but “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Those who refuse to accept Christ as Savior and Lord will forever be separated from God.
Matthew 22:37-40, Ephesians 5:23-27, and Matthew 5:13-16
The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the task of reaching the lost and making disciples, helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ. A visible, local church is a family of believers in Jesus Christ who have been baptized on a confession of faith. Tabernacle is an autonomous church operating under the leadership of Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change that has occurred in the life of the believer. It is an identification with Christ by picturing his death, burial and resurrection. It is the first commandment a new Christian is given from the Lord Jesus.
Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
The Lord’s Table, or Communion, is an opportunity for personal examination and reflection as we observe the “Lord’s death until He comes.” The bread and cup are symbols of His body and blood which were broken and poured out for our salvation and is done in “remembrance” of Him until He comes again. All who have faith in Jesus are invited to participate.