Statement of FaithWhat We Believe

 

GOD

Together we believe that…God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are One. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is an equal member of the Trinity. Born of a Virgin, Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. God the Father raised Jesus from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He is the first born over all who believe, He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to continue His reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)

MAN

Man is made in the image of God. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although God designed man to have fellowship with Him, man became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and sin against God. Man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own efforts. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2)

SALVATION

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Salvation begins once a person accepts the free gift of salvation and, by faith, submits himself to the Lordship of Christ. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1)

ETERNITY

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in Heaven or Hell. Eternal separation from God happens in Hell. Eternal union with God occurs in Heaven. (John 3:16, I John 2:25; 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15)

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is 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 believer from the moment of salvation and his activity in our life increases as we continually invite Him to. The Holy Spiritual actively presides over the process of our sanctification (becoming more like Christ) as He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right according to God's Word. The Christian seeks to live under His control and empowerment daily. (II Corinthians 3:17, Acts 8:14-17, John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18)

THE BIBLE

The Bible is God's Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, and is infallible, inerrant and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. It is the supreme source of truth. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)

THE CHURCH

The purpose of the Church is to glorify God and make disciples of Jesus Christ. The Church exists to demonstrate His tangible love and grace to all people. We believe that the Church is the bride of Christ and worthy of our best time, treasure and talents. (Acts 2:42-47, Ephesians 3:10, Matt 28: 16-20, Matt 22:37-38).

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