What We Believe

The Bible

– The Bible is God’s written word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural direction of the Holy Spirit. Consequently, it is without error and
the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. (2 Timothy 3:16-17;2 Peter 1:20-21; 1 Corinthians 2:13)

God

– There is one God existing eternally in three persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit-each possessing all the attributes of deity. (Isaiah 43:10-13; 1 Corinthians 8:6;
Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Humanity

– God Created humans in his own image, capable of relationship and fellowship with him. At the temptation by Satan, they rebelled against God’s authority and went their own way. As a result, the entire human race has experienced both physical and spiritual death. We
cannot change this condition ourselves, but must be rescued by God.
Genesis 1:26-27;Genesis 2:15-25: Genesis 3: 1-19: Romans 3:23;Ephesians 2:1-3

Jesus

– To that end, Jesus came to this world,born of a virgin, lived a perfect life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sins by dying on the cross as our substitute. He arose
from the dead, demonstrating both the Father’s acceptance of his sacrifice and his power over death. (Matthew 1:25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 3:25; 1 Peter 2:24; Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-23)

Salvation

– Salvation is God’s free gift to us, offered entirely because of his grace—not because of human effort or goodness—but we must receive it by trusting in him alone. When we receive his gift, we are made spiritually alive by a supernatural act of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 1:7
and 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19; John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5;
James 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:24; 1 Peter 1:23)

Spiritual Growth

– All who trust Christ will, through the help of the Holy Spirit, seek to become more like Christ in thought, attitude, and action. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 19-20;
Ephesians 5:17-21; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 3:16)

The Church

– The Church comprises all Christ followers and exists to glorify God by the message it proclaims and the ministry it performs. All members of the universal Church are to
participate in a local church. (Ephesians 4:3-6; Ephesians 2:15-16; Hebrews 10:25; Acts 2:43-47; Romans 12:4-5)

The Return of Christ

– The next great event of human history will be the personal, physical return of Jesus Christ. The time of Christ’s return is a mystery to us and known only to the Father himself. (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11; Matthew 24:36)

Last Things

– At the end, everyone will experience physical resurrection and judgment. Those who receive forgiveness through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God. Those who
reject or ignore Christ’s forgiveness will be eternally separated from fellowship with God.(1 John 5:11- 12; Romans 8:10-11, 19-23;2 Corinthians 4:14; John 5:29; Revelation 20:6, 13-15)

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