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WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

About the Scriptures:

We believe the Bible is God’s Word to all people and was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Because it was inspired by God, we believe the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; John 17:17). 

About God:

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14). 

About Humanity:

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, we believe people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts. (Genesis 1:27; 2:17; 3:19; Ephesians 2:1-3). 
 

About the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit: 

We believe God the Holy Spirit is a person who restrains evil in the world and convicts people of sin. We also believe God regenerates those who receive Christ as Savior, baptizes them into the Church, the Body of Christ, indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of redemption, bestows spiritual gifts on each one, and fills those yielded to Him. (John 16:7-11; John 3:8; I Corinthians 12:4-11,13; John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18). 

 

About Salvation: 

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin.  Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. (Acts 13:38-39; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1:4-5 & 2:8-10).
 

About Creation:

We believe God created all things in heaven and earth and that they exist by His power. (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16-17). 
 

About Christian Life:

We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. (John 17:17; II Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 5:25-27; I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 10:10, 14).
 

About the Church: 

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The people of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world. (Ephesians 1:22-23; I Corinthians 12-13; 10:32).