Our Beliefs

The following is a condensed version of our church doctrinal statement. The full statement, along with our constitution and by-laws, can be obtained by request.

 

  • What we believe about the Bible: We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Since the Scriptures are God-breathed, inspiration extends to the very words of the Bible so that the entire Bible, and only the Bible, is the Word of God. As such, the Bible is infallible and inerrant, our only rule of faith and practice (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21; Mat. 5:18; John 10:35; Rev. 22:18-19).

  • What we believe about God: We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing as one in His essence yet three in His persons. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, and co-equal in power and glory (Deut. 6:4; Ps. 90:2; Mat. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; I Cor. 8:6).

  • What we believe about Satan: We believe in the reality and personality of Satan as the father of lies and deceiver of mankind, and in the existence of demons (Mt. 4:1-11; John 8:44; Job 1-2; Luke 4:33-36; Mt. 25:41).

  • What we believe about Creation: We believe the Genesis account of the creation of the world as a literal, historical record of the direct creative acts of God, without the involvement of any evolutionary process (Gen. 1-2; John 1:3-10; Col. 1:16; Heb. 11:3).

  • What we believe about Mankind: We believe that God created humanity, both male and female, on the sixth day of creation. Adam as made from the dust of the ground and Eve was made from the side of Adam. They were made in the image of God and created to have a relationship with God (Gen. 1-2).

  • What we believe about Sin: We believe that when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, sin entered the world, and therefore death. Sin and death have passed to all men, as all men are sinners both by their nature as well as by their own choice. Because of this, all mankind deserves to be eternally separated from God in hell. (Gen. 3; Rom. 3:10-12; 5:12; 6:23a; Eph. 2:1-3).

  • What we believe about Marriage: We believe that God ordained marriage to be between one man and one woman for the purpose of companionship and procreation and as a picture of the beautiful relationship between Christ and His church (Gen. 1:26-28, 2:24-25; Eph. 5:25-33).

  • What we believe about Salvation: We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and that all who receive Him as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become children of God (Eph. 2:8-9; John 1:29; I John 2:2; Is. 53:4-12).

  • What we believe about the Church: We believe that the church, composed of all who have trusted Christ as Savior since Pentecost, is the body of Christ. Christ Himself is the Head of the Church. This spiritual organism is the universal aspect of the church (Mat. 16:18; Eph. 1:23). This universal church is visibly seen in each local assembly, such as ours.

  • What we believe about Separation: We believe that Scripture commands God’s people to be holy and separate from all polluting influences, including sin, disobedient brethren, and false teachers (II Cor. 6:14-17; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11).

  • What we believe about End Times Events: We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ, the rapture of the church, the seven-year period of Tribulation, the literal reign of Christ on earth for a thousand years, and the eternal punishment of unbelievers in hell and eternal blessings for believers in heaven (Mat. 25:1-13; I Thess. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:24-28; Rev. 19:11-20:15; 21-22).

(603)749-0762

186 Dover Point Rd.

Dover, NH 03820

doverheritage@comcast.net

Our Current Service Times:

Sunday Morning

Worship Service: 10:00am

Wednesday Evening

Bible Study & Prayer Time: 7:00pm

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