What We Believe


The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written without error and
preserved for our instruction (1 Corinthians 2:7-14;  2 Timothy 3:16;  2
Peter 1:20-21).


God


God exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
(Matthew 28:19;  John 14:16-26).
God is the absolute and sole creator of this world and the universe
(Genesis 1:1-2:25;  John 1:1-4).

God, because of His compelling love, sent Jesus Christ into the world
to save sinners by His atoning death on Calvary (Isaiah 53:1-6;  John 3:
16;  Romans 5:8;  Ephesians 1:3-6).

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man.
He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life.

He revealed the mind of God in his teaching and performed miracles
as described in the four gospels.

He was crucified, died as the penalty for our sins and was raised from
the dead, bodily, on the third day.

He ascended to the Father.  He is the head of the church and
intercedes for believers.

He is coming again personally, bodily and visibly to this earth.
(Philippians 2:5-8;  Luke 1: 26-35;  Hebrews 4:14-15;  1 Peter 2:21-24;  
1 Corinthians 15:3-5;  Acts 1:9-11;  Ephesians 1: 18-23;  1
Thessalonians 4:15-16;  John 14:1-6)


Salvation

Man’s relationship with God has been broken by his own sin.

We can be restored to a relationship with God only through the
sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ. Apart from Christ, man remains
separated from God, and is ultimately consigned to hell.

This restored relationship is based on God’s grace, not our efforts.

God invites us to accept His gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

A repentant life, a confession of Christ’s Lordship and baptism by
immersion are primary responses of our faith as modeled in the New
Testament.(John 3:1-21;  Acts 2:37-39;  8:26-39;  10:1-48, 16:11-34, 22:
2-16;  Romans 3:21-31, 5:6-11, 6:1-23;  1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 15:1-58;  
Galatians 3:13-14;  Ephesians 2:8-9;  Hebrews 9:11-14, 10:10-13;  1
Peter 3:18;  1 John 1:8-10)


Life in Jesus

The Holy Spirit lives by promise in the life of the Christian as God’s
pledge and seal of salvation which occurs at the time of baptism (John
16:8-11, 13-15;  Acts 2:38, 5:3-4;  Romans 8 and 9).

The Christian is enabled to grow in spiritual maturity through
obedience to the Word of God by the indwelling Spirit (Ephesians 4:11-
16;  Colossians 1:9-12, 3:12-17).

At death, the Christian’s spirit departs to be with Jesus Christ.  At the
return of our Lord, our bodies will be raised to the likeness of His
resurrected body and will live forever in His divine presence in
heaven (Luke 16:19-31;  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18;  1 Corinthians 15:1-
58).