What We Believe

SCRIPTURES:

We believe the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament are inspired by God and inerrant writings. We believe the 66 books of the Old Testament and the New Testament are God’s complete and sufficient revelation and therefore carry God’s authority for the total well-being of mankind    (Psalm 119:97-104,160Matthew 5:18John 5:46-47; 10:352 Timothy 3:15-16).

GOD:

We believe in the only true God (John 17:3). We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same honor, confidence, and obedience (Mark 12:29John 1:1-4Matthew 28:19-20Acts 4:3-4). He created all things (Revelation 4:11) and upholds all things by the Power of His Word   (Hebrews 1:3). In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). He is a God of truth and without iniquity, He is just and right (Deuteronomy 32:4) and He shall judge the world (Psalm 9:8).

JESUS CHRIST:

We believe in the total deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe He is the manifestation of God in the flesh on earth 2,000 years ago. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe Him to be true God and true man, sinless, perfect and the only Savior of the world (John 1:1,14,18; 14:8-91 Timothy 3:16).

HOLY SPIRIT:

We believe the Holy Spirit is fully God, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner upon belief in Christ. The Holy Spirit indwells, seals, guides, instructs, fills, comforts and empowers the believer for godly living (Mark 13:11John 14:26; 16:13Romans 5:51 Corinthians 3:16). The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of God’s righteousness and of coming judgment  (John 16:8-11) and He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony.

MAN:

We believe man was created in innocence under the law of his Creator but, by voluntarily transgressing, fell from his sinless state. Consequently, all mankind is sinful (Romans 5:12). We believe that every man and every woman is totally depraved and needs a Savior (Genesis 3:1-6Romans 3:10-19; 1:18; 1:32).

SALVATION:

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as the representative and substitutionary sacrifice    (2 Corinthians 5:21). We believe that the salvation of sinners is initiated by God (Ephesians 1:4). We believe that each person who by faith receives Jesus Christ as personal Savior is justified on the basis of Jesus Christ’s shed blood on Calvary. Each person who receives Christ as personal Savior is born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby becomes eternally secure as a child of God (John 3). We believe the Holy Spirit places each believing person into the body of Christ at the moment of salvation (Romans 8:37-392 Corinthians 5:211 Corinthians 12:13).

THE GOSPEL:

We believe the Gospel (The Good News) is that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3,4). After His resurrection, the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and He is presently the believer’s High Priest and Advocate (Acts 1:3, 1:9Hebrews 7:25-26).

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