WHAT WE BELIEVE
THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible comes from God through human authors (inspiration) and is trustworthy and infallible, without error in its original form. It is God the Creator’s revelation of himself and his purpose to all people. It’s our guide and authority for Christian faith and living.
2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119: 89-91; Matthew 5:17-19; Galatians 1: 11-12
THE TRIUNE GOD
We believe there is one God, who exists eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:1; Isaiah 42:1, 45:5; Matthew 3:16-17
THE DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, his sinless life, his miracles and teachings, his substitutionary and atoning death on the cross, in his bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven, and in his pending personal and bodily return to earth.
John 1:1-12; Matthew 1:18-23; Hebrews 4:15, John 20:30-31; Matthew 5-7; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11
THE DEPRAVITY OF MAN
We believe all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, separated from a holy God. However, Jesus Christ has provided salvation for all who repent and believe in him, for all who believe are born again through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and will live forever with God. All who refuse to accept Jesus Christ will be separated from God in eternal judgement.
Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:2, John 5:24; 1 Peter 1:23; Titus 3:4-7; John 3:16; Matthew 25:46
THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the ministry and work of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, gifting and filling, believers are empowered to live a faithful and fruitful life for God.
1 Corinthians 6:19, 12:1-11; Ephesians 5:18
THE BODY OF BELIEVERS
We believe that the church consists of believers in Jesus Christ who covenant to gather for worship, fellowship, study, service, and the observance of baptism and communion, who seek to proclaim Christ’s gospel to unbelievers.
Acts 2:41-42; Matthew 26:26-28; Matthew 28:18-20
Salvation is a gift from God to each one of us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness, can one be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith.
Romans 1o:9-10, John 14:6, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16-18, Philippians 3:4-11
We were created to exist forever. We 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 Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 14:14-16, Matthew 25:41, 1 John 5:13-14, John 5:24, John 3:36, Revelation 20:6, Revelation 21:1-27