What We Believe

1. There is only one true and living God, Creator and Lord of all things, who has revealed Himself in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This infinitely perfect, Triune God is eternal, holy, just, loving and unchanging truth.

Jn. 17:3Ps. 42:2Acts 14:151 Thess. 1:9Gen. 1:1Col. 1:16Is. 40:281 Tim. 6:14Mt. 28:19;Heb. 9:142 Cor. 13:14Mt. 5:481 Tim. 1:171 Pet. 1:15-16Is. 6:3Ro. 3:36Jn. 3:161 Jn. 4:16;Heb. 13:8James 1:17Mal. 3:6Ps. 31:5Jn. 14:6,Jn. 14:71 Jn. 5:6.

2. The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the plenary verbally infallible, inspired, Word and revelation of God to humanity, inerrant in the original autographs. It is the work of the Holy Spirit as He moved men to write the truth revealed from God. It is a sure, dependable, and trustworthy authority in its entirety, being the truth that man needs to know in order to relate properly to God.

2 Pet. 1:19-212 Tim. 3:16-17Jn. 17:17Deut. 8:3

3. Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, eternally existent, true God and true man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He was in every respect as we are, yet without sin. He died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the whole world; He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where He is now seated at the right hand of the Father as our intercessor and advocate. The only mediator between God and humans, there is salvation in no one else, for He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He will come again personally and visibly to judge the living and the dead and to rule forever as King over all.

Col. 1:15Jn. 1:1Lk. 1:26-382 Cor. 5:21Heb. 4:15Acts 2:23-241:9-111 Cor. 15:3-4Ro. 4:24-25Heb. 7:251 Jn. 2:11 Tim. 2:5Acts 4:12Jn. 14:161 Thess. 4:16-18Mt. 25:31-46Rev. 11:15-17Rev. 20:4-611-15.

4. The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is fully equal with God the Father and God the Son, yet has a distinct personality and role. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by convicting people of sin, regenerating believing sinners and indwelling believers. He guides, teaches and empowers believers for godly living and service. Their Comforter and Intercessor, He produces the fruit of the Spirit in them and bestows the gifts of the Spirit on them for the building up of the Church.

Mt. 28:192 Cor. 13:14Heb. 9:14Jn. 16:8-14;Titus 3:51 Cor. 3:16Jn. 14:1716:1314:26Acts 1:5-8Jn. 14:1616:7Ro. 8:26-27Gal. 5:221 Cor. 12:7-11.

5. Humans were created in the image of God, but fell into sin, becoming enslaved to sin and therefore lost, spiritually dead and under condemnation. Only through the new birth by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead, the believer to eternally enjoy the presence of God and the unbeliever to eternal, conscious punishment.

Gen. 1:26-27James 3:9Gen. 3Ro. 3:10-19Eph. 2:3Dan. 12:2Jn. 5:28-291 Thess. 1:9Rev. 20:11-15.

6. Salvation of lost sinners is wholly by grace through faith in the shed blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Only those who by faith receive the complete and perfect work of Christ for the atonement of their sins are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God, receiving eternal life.

Eph. 2:8-9Titus 3:5-7Jn. 3:161:12-135:24.

7. God's will for all believers is to grow into the likeness of Christ with the goal of presenting them before Him holy and blameless. The evidence of spiritual fruit is the mark of true spiritual life.

Col. 1:28Eph. 1:44:13Ro. 8:292 Pet. 3:18Jude 24Jn. 15:5Mt. 12:33.

8. The Church has one foundation Jesus Christ, her Lord, Builder and Head. God is building all believers together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. The true Church is composed of all who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated and baptized into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit. The Church is called to worship her Lord, to follow Christ as her Head, to live a life worthy of her calling and to be a witness for Christ by living and preaching the gospel to all nations. Christ will return for His Church.

1 Cor. 3:11Eph. 4:515-161:22-23Mt. 16:18;Titus 3:5-71 Cor. 12:12-13Ro. 6:3Eph. 4:1-61 Pet. 2:9Mt. 28:18-19Mk. 16:15Acts 1:6-81 Thess. 4:16-18.

9. That though Jesus Christ has overcome Satan at the cross, believers are in a spiritual conflict with the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places and those that Satan uses to oppose God's work. Believers, however, appropriate the victory of Christ, by being strong in Christ the Lord and expressing their dependence on Him through persevering prayer in the Spirit.

Dan. 10Eph. 6:10-181 Thess. 2:15-182 Thess. 3:2;2 Tim. 3:1-13)

God Bless You.