What We Believe
In all our beliefs, we show love. 1 Corinthians 13:2
The Bible is the the authoritative Word of God, verbally inspired by God to mankind, that can be trusted as 100% complete truth because it is without error and life giving.
God is loving, awesomely amazing and perfect. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 6:2-3; 15:11ff.; 20:1ff.; Leviticus 22:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; 32:6; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 43:3,15; 64:8; Jeremiah 10:10; 17:13; Matthew 6:9ff.; 7:11; 23:9; 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; 17:1-8; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 11:6; 12:9; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 John 5:7.
Jesus Christ is completely human, but also completely God. 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 humanity and thus, paid the price 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 (John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 2:5).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides believers to all truth, convicts believers of their wrong doings, is our comforter and gives us spiritual gifts. It is by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that we are able to live a godly life. Genesis 1:2 Psalm 51:11, Mark 1:10, Luke 1:35, John 15:26, Acts 1:8
Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them as the crowning work of His creation. God freely gave humanity a loving relationship and freedom of choice. Using free choice, man betrayed that relationship with God. Only the grace of God can bring man back into a right relationship with God, enabling man to fulfill their unique creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love (Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5,7,18-22; 3; 9:6; Psalms 1; 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Matthew 16:26; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18,23; 5:6,12,19; 6:6; 7:14-25; 8:14-18,29; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19,21-22; Ephesians 2:1-22; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11).
The Church consists of everyone who places their faith in Jesus and is redeemed by Jesus. Jesus is the Head of the Church (Ephesians 1:22-23), who has been given the great joy of sharing Good News to all the nations (Matthew 28:19-20) . The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:41-47).
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin and wrongdoings in every area of our lives, and to place our trust in Christ, which allows us to receive and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9).
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and the Holy Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (1Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
This is a gift from God, given to the world through belief in Jesus Christ. Salvation cannot be earned through our own personal efforts, but was accomplished by the work of Jesus on the cross. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. For salvation of humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).