What we believe

WE BELIEVE IN:


THE BIBLE

WE BELIEVE THAT THE BOOKS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS OF THE BIBLE CONSTITUTE THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. THEY ARE THE INSPIRED AND INFALLIBLE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD.


JESUS CHRIST

WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD. WE BELIEVE IN THE DEITY OF CHRIST, HIS VIRGIN BIRTH, AND HIS SINLESS LIFE. HE DIED ON THE CROSS AND WAS BURIED, TO BE A SACRIFICE FOR OUR SIN, AND TO RECONCILE US TO GOD THROUGH HIS SHED BLOOD. CHRIST ROSE BODILY FROM THE DEAD, ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND IS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, THE FATHER. WE BELIEVE IN HIS PERSONAL RETURN WHEN HE WILL JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.


THE TRINITY

WE BELIEVE IN THE ONE LIVING AND TRUE GOD WHO IS HOLY, LOVING, ETERNAL, AND CREATOR AND PRESERVER OF ALL THINGS. WITHIN THIS UNITY THERE ARE THREE PERSONS OF ONE ESSENTIAL NATURE, POWER AND ETERNITY—THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.


SALVATION

WE BELIEVE THAT CHRIST’S WORK ON THE CROSS PROVIDES THE COMPLETE REDEMPTION AND ATONEMENT FOR THE SINS OF MANKIND. WE BELIEVE EACH PERSON MUST PERSONALLY ACCEPT WHAT GOD HAS MADE POSSIBLE BY REPENTING OF THEIR SIN AND RECEIVING JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR. AN INDIVIDUAL RECEIVES THIS NEW LIFE BY FAITH AND IS THEN ENABLED TO SERVE GOD WITH THE WILL AND AFFECTIONS OF THE HEART.


HOLY SPIRIT

WE BELIEVE IN THE HERE AND NOW MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BY WHOSE POWER AND FULLNESS ENABLES THE CHRISTIAN TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE IN THIS PRESENT WORLD.


THE RESURRECTION

WE BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF BOTH THE SAVED AND THE LOST. THOSE WHO PUT THEIR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST ARE SAVED AND WILL BE RESURRECTED TO ETERNAL LIFE. THOSE WHO DO NOT PUT THEIR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST WILL ULTIMATELY BE LOST AND ETERNALLY SEPARATED FROM GOD.