Beliefs

Our beliefs

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 bears. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2Peter 1:20-21).

The Trinity – There is one God existing eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each possessing all the attributes of deity.  (Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians13:14).

God and Man – 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 mush be rescued by God.  (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis2:15-25, 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 (1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Romans 4:25).

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 2:8-9, 1 Peter1:18-19, John 3:5-8, Titus 3:5, 1 Peter 1:23).

Faith – All who trust Christ will, through the help of the Holy Spirit, seek to become more like Christ in thought, attitude and action (Ephesians 4:17-21, Philippians 2:12-13, Colossians 3:16).

Church – The Church is comprised of all Christ-followers and is 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 4:7-12, 1 Corinthians 12:4-`13, Hebrews 10:24-25).

Christ’s Return – 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 (John14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11, Titus 2:11-13).

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