What We Believe
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. God has eternally existed in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1: 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28: 1; 1 Peter 1: 2
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of humanity by dying on a cross, he rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His authority over sin and death. Christ ascended to heaven and will return at the second coming to get all of his disciples to be with Him.
Matthew 1: 22-23; Isaiah 9: 6; John 1: 1-5. 14: 10- 30; Hebrews 4: 14,15; 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4; Romans 1: 3,4; Acts 1: 9-11
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make humanity aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under the authority of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:112. 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1: 20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalms 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like God in character. Humanity is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude or rebellion toward God called, sin. This attitude separates mankind from god.
Genesis 1: 27; Psalm 8: 3-6; Isaiah 53: 6; 59: 1,2; Romans 3: 23:
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. Mankind can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved form sin’s penalty.
Romans 6: 23; Ephesians 2: 8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About Eternal Security
Because God gives eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God that gives this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1: 12; Hebrews 7: 25, 10:10-14; 1 Peter 1: 3-5
About the Church
The Church is God’s spiritual family. It is made up of all those who have chosen to place their trust and faith in Jesus and who are His followers (disciples). The Church is not a building or one particular group of believers. To belong to the Church, is to belong to Jesus. The Bible uses the analogy that Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is His body. God’s will is for the Church to gather regularly to worship its Head, Jesus, to use its various gifts and abilities to serve its Head, to love and encourage those who are in the body. As the members of His Church love one another and maintain unity of purpose and relationship, the world around us will recognize that we belong to Jesus. The Church or body is to seek to do the will of God, which also includes loving and saving the world through Jesus Christ.
Matthew 16: 15-18; John 17: 20-23; 13: 34,35; Acts 2: 42-47; 1Corinthians 12: 12-27; Ephesians 1: 22,23; 2: 19-22; 1 Peter 2: 4-10
Baptism is a grace of God given to humanity that publicly identifies the believer with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and the new walk in Christ.
Acts 2: 38; Matthew 28: 19-20; 1 Peter 3:21,22
Humanity was created to exist forever. She will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with God is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3: 16; 2: 25; 5: 11-13; Romans 6: 23; Revelations 20: 15: 1 John 5: 11-13; Matthew 25: 31-46