What We Believe
God: We believe that there is one eternal God (Isaiah 43:10-11; Mark 12:29) made up of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, distinct yet perfectly one with each other (2 Cor. 13:14). God the Father is spirit (John 4:24), invisible (1 Tim. 1:17), and no one can see Him and live (John 1:18; 1 Tim. 6:16). God the Son is the Word made flesh (John 1:14), having had all things created through Him (John 1:1-3) and having the fullness of the Godhead dwelling in Him bodily (Col. 1:19, 2:9). God the Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit (1 Cor. 2:11) who teaches us (John 14:26), guides us (Rom. 8:14), comforts us, and convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:7-11).
Jesus: We believe that Jesus Christ, the Only Son of God (1 John 4:9) was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35). He is the Word who was with God and was God in the beginning (John 1:1). He was made flesh to dwell among us (John 1:14) and is called Immanuel which means “God with us” (Matt. 1:23). He lived a perfect, sinless life (1 Peter 2:22) and then became sin for us (2 Cor. 5:21) bearing our sins in His body on the cross; by His wounds we have been healed (1 Peter 2:24). This one act of righteousness that Jesus did on the cross leads to justification and life for all who believe in Him (John 6:47; Rom. 5:18). He died for the sins of the world (1 Peter 3:18), was buried, rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures (1 Cor. 15:3-4), and lives forever as our interceder (1 Tim. 2:5) and Great High Priest (Heb. 4:14, 7:24-25).
Bible: We believe that the Bible is God’s infallible Word breathed out by Him for teaching, correction, and training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16). It is the ultimate authority on God’s will for us and was preserved through the ages. Jesus Himself said that His words would not pass away (Matt. 24:35; 1 Peter 1:24-25; Isaiah 40:8).
Man: We believe that man is sinful from conception (Psalm 51:5) and that we have all fallen short of God’s glory because of our sin (Rom. 3:23). By the first man, Adam, came sin and death into the world (Rom. 5:12) making us all enemies of God (Rom. 5:10) and vessels of wrath prepared for destruction (Rom.9:22).
Salvation: We believe that God showed His love for us in that while we were still sinners and His enemies, He sent His only Son to die for us (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8). We are justified and saved by grace alone as a free gift because God was rich in mercy toward us (Eph. 2:4) and not by works of righteousness that we’ve done (Gal. 2:16; Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 3:24; Titus 3:5). We believe that salvation means to be saved from physical death and sin, and be granted eternal life with God (John 5:24, 28-29, 10:27-28; Rom. 6:23; 1 John 5:13).
Church: We believe that the true Church is the spiritual house built by believers in Christ as living stones (1 Peter 2:5) because where two or more are gathered in Jesus’ name He is there also (Matt. 18:20). Its purpose is to provide a place for Christians to fellowship with each other (Acts 2:42), to teach one another, to sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Col. 3:16), and to reason the Scriptures together (Isaiah 1:18; Acts 17:2).
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