Beliefs

Salvation


We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ, whose death, burial, and resurrection, opened the way for salvation.

Gen. 1:27, 3:6-7; Rom. 3:23; Acts 4:11-12;

We believe that physical death seals the eternal destiny of each person. The saved will be assigned eternal life; the unsaved will suffer eternal separation from God.

Heb. 9:27; Rev. 20:11-15.

We believe that salvation – the forgiveness of sins – comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. It is offered to all persons who believe and profess faith in Jesus Christ.

Jn 1:12; Eph. 2:8; Rom. 3:24; Tit 2:11-15

We believe the Bible clearly teaches that all believer’s need to confess and repent of sin, follow the Biblical command to be immersed, and strive to live faithfully committed to Christ in their daily lives.

Mt. 10:32; Acts 3:19, 17:30, 2:37-38; Mk 16:16; Mt 5:16; 2 Peter 1:3.


Bible


The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is God inspired, it is the truth without any mixture or error.

Biblical references: Ps. 119:105,160; Pr. 30:5-6; Mt. 5:18; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21


God


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Biblical references: Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; I Peter 1:2.


God the Father


We believe that God the Father holds all the attributes of God while exercising a unique role in the triune God. The Godhead is in agreement with the role of each: God as Father, Son as sacrifice, and Spirit as power. He is the father of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and yet still one with both as God. The Father adopts believers into relationship with Him as their Father. With Christ, believers have the privilege of being heirs to God’s glory. He actively prunes/disciplines believers to strengthen them for His glory.

Biblical references: Luke 1:35; Matthew 3:17; Romans 8:15-17; John 15:1 & 2; Hebrews 12:7-11


Jesus


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 all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. he ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to claim His own and take them to that same Heaven.

Biblical References: Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15; Matthew 16:16-38


Holy Spirit


The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to convict men of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for carrying out His desires, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and is our intercessor. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

Biblical references: John 14:16, 26, 16:7-14, 17; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:26-27; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; II Corinthians 3:16-17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 5:18.


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