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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
        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
        love.
 
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;
        21:8).