Our Beliefs

Scripture

We believe and teach that the Bible (consisting of sixty-six books in the Old and New Testament) is without error in its original manuscripts (Ps. 19:7-9; Jn. 17:17). All Scripture is God breathed, inspired by the Holy Spirit guiding the human authors using their intellect, personality and literary style to record a perfectly written revelation from God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2Pet. 1:20-21).

The Scriptures are the eternal Word of God preserved for God’s people today (Mt. 5:18; Jn.10:35; 2 Tim. 2:9). We believe the Bible is the sole and final authority for faith and practice. (2Tim. 3:15-17; Eph. 6:17; 1 Jn. 4:1). It is sufficient for every spiritual need (Ps. 119:1-12; Jam.1:21; 1 Pet. 1:23).

Creation & Fall of Man

We believe and teach that man was originally created by God, in the image of God and without sin (Gen. 1:26, 27; 2:7). By willful transgression man sinned by disobeying God’s Word and yielding to the deception of Satan (Gen. 3; Rom. 5:12-19; 1 Tim. 2:13-14). Consequently, all mankind are sinners by nature and by choice (Ps. 51:5; Isa. 53:6, Hos. 6:7; Rom. 3:23; Col.2:13), and justly subject to God’s judgment (Jn. 3:36; Rom. 1:20; Eph. 2:1, 5).

The Trinity

We believe and teach that there is one God eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 45:5-6). These three are coequal in essence, distinct in personhood and ministry (Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; Jn. 10:30; 2Cor. 13:14).

God the Father

We believe and teach that the Father, the first person of the Trinity, orders and administrates all things according to his purpose (Ps. 115:1-3; Rev. 4:11). The Father is the ruler of the universe (Deut. 10:14). He is sovereign in creation, history and redemption. The Father decrees that all things come to pass for his glory (Isa. 6:1-3; Eph. 1:11; Rom. 11:33-36).

God the Son

We believe and teach that the Lord Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is the eternal Son of God. At his incarnation Jesus was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin, becoming the God-man, both fully God and fully human (Isa. 7:14; Mt. 1:18-25; Lk. 1:26-28; Jn. 1:1-2; Rom. 1:2-4). We believe and teach that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death and resurrected bodily from death. His death is sufficient for the purchase of redemption, and his resurrection guarantees the offer of eternal life (1 Cor.15:1-7; Lk. 24:1-6; 1 Pet. 2:21-24). We believe and teach that Jesus Christ is presently seated at the right hand of the Father. He is the Head of the church (Eph.1:20-22). He will reign forever over all things as King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:14-16). Jesus Christ will soon return to rapture his church, and later return at his Second Coming to establish the Millennial Kingdom (Jn. 14:1-4; 1 Thes. 4:14-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-52;Rev. 19:11-21).

God the Holy Spirit

We believe and teach that the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (Jn. 16:8). The Holy Spirit regenerates those who believe in Jesus Christ baptizing them into the Body of Christ and indwelling them permanently. He ministers to each believer by sanctifying, empowering and gifting them for the glory of God (2 Cor. 3:18; Gal.5:16-25; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12:4-7; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; Eph. 1:13-14).

Salvation

We believe and teach that salvation is an act of God by which he rescues a sinner from the penalty and bondage of sin and gives them eternal life (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 1:16). Salvation is a gift of God’s grace (Eph. 1:7; 2:8-9). Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the debt of sin and purchase redemption for those who believe (Rom. 3:21-26; Heb. 2:9; 1 Jn. 2:2). God offers salvation to all who repent of sin, confess Jesus Christ as Savior and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ – his substitutionary death and resurrection (Jn. 1:12; Acts 16:31; Rom. 10:9- 10).Believers are eternally secured by God the Father (Jn. 10:29; Jude 24-25) and assured by God the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:16).

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