We believe that the Holy Bible is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the ultimate source of truth; the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. And because it is inspired by God, we believe that it is without error.
2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalms 119:89
We believe in one eternal God who exists as Father, Word, Spirit. He was incarnationally revealed in and as Jesus Christ. Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:1-3
On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of his blood. He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will return again in power and glory.
John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5
We believe that the gospel is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the power of God for salvation.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 1:16
Sin & Salvation
We believe that all have sinned and are in need of salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith. God's grace came through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ. Our faith in Jesus Christ gives us access to His grace.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:23-24, 5:2; Titus 3:5
Repentance & Water Baptism
We believe in repentance and water baptism by immersion for the remission of sin. Through this obedience to faith and scripture, the believer participates in the gospel [death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ]. By turning to Christ and being baptized into him, the believer is sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.
Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 1:13
Jesus Indwells All Believers
Christians are people who have turned away from sin to Jesus through repentance and water baptism thus inviting Jesus to live in them by His Holy Spirit.
John 1:12, 14:17,23, 15:4; Romans 8:11
Holy Spirit Baptism
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as promised to and experienced by the believers in the Acts of the Apostles. Given at Pentecost, the empowerment of the Spirit is vital to Christian service and Gospel proclamation.
Joel 2:28; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4,17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6
Gifts of The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the gospel. All believers are instructed to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures ans should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.
Hebrews 2:4; Ephesians 4:16; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 12 & 14; 1 Peter 4:10
Sanctification as used in the Scripture means to make holy, to consecrate, to separate from the world, and be set apart from sin in order that we may have close fellowship with God and serve Him. This is both a work of God and a work of His people. As a follower of Christ, all believers are to allow the on-going work of the Holy Spirit to equip and empower them to be transformed into the image of Christ.
1 Peter 1:2; Romans 6:1-2; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Galatians 5:16-25; Romans 6:19-22
The church is the Body of Christ consisting of every person who is born of the Spirit. One body with many members. Every believer is to be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit.
Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 4:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 25-27
Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, every believer is commanded to be baptized.
Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, 8:12,36-38; 10:47-48
The Lord's Supper: Communion is a time in the presence of God when the elements of bread (representing the Body) and wine or juice (representing the Blood) are taken in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.
Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25
Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God.
Second Coming & The Resurrection
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. Just as He rose again, every believer rises in new life now, but also will rise again to the resurrection of eternal life. Jesus Christ will return again to establish a new heaven and new earth.
Luke 24:16,36,39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:42,44, 51-57; Revelation 21:1-2
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