What We Believe
We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God, also known as
The Trinity. (see Genesis 1:1, 26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100 percent God and 100 percent man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born
of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for humankind and thus atoned
for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to
the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory
(see Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1,14; 20:28; Philippians 2:5,6; 1 Timothy 2:5, 3:16).
We believe the Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, the Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant (see Proverbs 30:5, Romans 16:25,26; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21).
We believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ—His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human effort (see Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Galatians 2:16; 3:18; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22).
We believe repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and
to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (see Acts 2:21; 3:19;
1 John 1:9).
We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world
to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. We believe He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We believe He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. (see Joel 2:28,29; Matthew 3:11; March 16:17; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4, 17, 38-39; 8:14-17; 10:38,44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6).
We believe people were created to exist forever. We believe we will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. We believe that eternal separation from God is Hell. We believe that eternal union with Him is eternal life. We believe Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (see Matthew 5:3,12,20; 6:20; 19:21; 25:34; John 17:24;
2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation
14:9-11; 20:12-15; 21:8).
We believe Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the Cross. As a result, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected—the saved will be resurrected to life, and the lost to eternal damnation. (see Luke 24:16,36,39; John 2:19-21; 20:26-28; 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23; 3:21).