what we believe
The Inspired Scripture
The Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God
(2 Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13).
The One True God
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22).
The Deity of the Lord Jesus
When Jesus came to earth, He was 100% man and 100% God. Jesus is the
eternal Son of God. The Scripture declares the following regarding Christ:
His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18, 23-24; Luke 1:31,35);
His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15-16; 7:26-28; I Peter 2:22);
His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38);
His substitutive work on the cross (I Corinthians 15:3; Romans 5:8);
His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; I Corinthians 15:4);
His ascension to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11; Phillipians 2:9, 11); and
His personal return in power and glory (I Thessalonians 4:15, 17;
I Corinthians 15:51, 52).
The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright. In Genesis 1:26, God said, "Let us make
man in our image...." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby
incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from
God (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5: 12-19).
The Salvation of Man
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the
Son of God. For salvation to take place, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is
absolutely essential (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8;
Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
The church consists of all believers (past, present, and future) who unite to
fulfill the Great Commandment and Great Commission. There is a spiritual unity
of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and this unity is demonstrated through
The Power of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is present to make people aware of their need of Jesus. He
enables us to be separated from evil and dedicated to God (Romans 12:1-2;
I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12). He is present to empower believers
to live the destiny and purposes of God for their lives and to be bold witnesses
for Jesus (Acts 2:42-43; Acts 1:8).
The Final Judgment
There will be a resurrection of both the saved and the lost - those who are
saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection
of damnation (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15;