WHAT WE BELIEVE
About God – We believe there is one God who is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe (Genesis 1:1). He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)
About Jesus Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in his virgin birth (Matthew 1:23), his sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26), his atoning death on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3), his resurrection on the third day (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4), his exaltation to the right hand of the Father (Hebrews. 1:3), and that He will return again to reign as Lord of Lords (Acts 1:11; 1 Timothy 6:13-16).
About the Holy Spirit – We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Romans 8:11). The body of each believer is a temple in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Therefore, every believer must foster a life of being filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and an ongoing experience for Christians (Ephesians 5:18). The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and spiritual gifts to edify the church.
About the Bible - We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Peter 1:20-21). The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
About Humanity – We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Genesis 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Genesis 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one’s own effort (Romans 5:12-19).
About Salvation – We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one’s acknowledged sin (Acts 2:38). This salvation is not earned but a gift available by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).