Our Beliefs

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, without mistake and the final authority on life.

God is Creator of all things and exists as Father, Son and Spirit.

Mankind was created in the image of God but separated in relationship to God because of our sin.

Salvation is by God’s grace through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus as the substitute for our sin.

The Church is the gathering of Christians who work together with God in his pursuit to reconcile people to himself

God the Father

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and his promises.

(Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4)

God the Son

Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. The Holy Spirit in the virgin, Mary, created him. He died on the cross to pay for our sins. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, So that he could be a substitution for us and satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in his resurrection so that we could have life.

(Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 1:27-35; 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16)

God the Holy Spirit

His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exults Christ. He convinces people of their sins, God‘s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. Evidence of the Holy Spirit is seen in the fruits of the Holy Spirit, speaking of unknown tongues, gifts of the Holy Spirit, etc.

(Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:5, 8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 12:1-11; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17)

The Trinity 

God has existed in relationship with himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the father, the son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

(1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19, 3:16-17; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11)

The Bible

The Bible – the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and are the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Psalm 119:11, 89, 105 Isaiah 40:8 Matthew 22:29 John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17 Romans 15:4 2 Timothy 3:15-17 Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12 1 Peter 1:25 2 Peter 3:16

Mankind

Mankind was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

(Genesis 1:26–27, ESV. 2Corinthians 2:2, 5:5.

Salvation 

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way for salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift given through the grace of God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

(Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1, 10:9-10; Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:16, 20; 3:8, 13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:22-28; Revelation 3:20)

Baptism and Communion

Baptism and Communion – Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial service setting forth in a sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it.

Matthew 28:19–20. 1 Corinthians 11:26, 1 Corinthians 11:27-29,1 Corinthians 12:13

Eternity

Mankind was created to exist forever. He will exist either internally separated from God by sin or in union with God and forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

(Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34, 41; Mark 9:43-48; John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:27, 11:16; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8)

Church 

The Church – is a local community of “saved” believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity with the intent of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20 Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12 Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32 Colossians 1:18; 3:15 1 Timothy 4:14 1 Peter 5:1-4 Revelation 21:2-3

2nd Coming of Jesus

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish his authority on earth. This will occur at a time undisclosed by scripture. So, we live every day in expectation of Christ returning.

(Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64: Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)

Note: Authority​ ​of​ ​Statement​ ​of​ ​Faith

The​ ​Statement​ ​of​ ​Faith​ ​does​ ​not​ ​exhaust​ ​the​ ​extent​ ​of​ ​our​ ​faith.​ ​The​ ​Bible​ ​itself​ ​is​ ​the sole​ ​and​ ​final​ ​source​ ​of​ ​all​ ​that​ ​we​ ​believe.​ ​All​ ​printed​ ​material,​ ​curriculum​ ​and lessons​ ​taught​ ​in​ ​the​ ​church​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​in​ ​complete​ ​agreement​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Statement​ ​of Faith.

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