What We Believe

GOD

 

We believe there is only one true, eternal and living God who is Creator and Ruler of the universe revealed in three co-equal persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

    Genesis 1:1,26,27

    Deuteronomy 6:4

    Isaiah 43:10-11

    Matthew 28:19

    Psalm 90:2

    1 Peter 1:2

    2 Corinthians 13:14

 

MAN

 

We believe in the sinfulness of all mankind through the first Adam and the need of salvation, available only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, who is the second Adam, and is available to all who believe and receive him as Savior.

 

    Genesis  1:27

    Romans 3:23, 6:23, 10:13

    Ephesians 2:8-9

    Titus 3:4-7

 

JESUS

 

We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, the miracles He performed, His sacrificial death on a cross to save us from our sins, His resurrection after three days, His ascension to heaven and His personal, imminent return.

 

    John 1:1-2,14; 3:16

    Acts 1:2-3, 9, 11; 2:22

    Romans 3:25

    1 John 3:5-10

    Ephesians 2:1-10

    1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

    Titus 2:13

    2 Peter 3:1-4

    Matthew 1:21,23; 24:29-44

    2 Timothy 4:8

 

THE BIBLE

 

We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Bible composed of sixty-six books.  We believe it is the Word of God, is without error, and is the full and complete revelation of the plan and history of redemption for mankind.

 

    2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16-17

    2 Peter 1:20-21

    Psalm 119:105,160; 12:6

    Proverbs 30:5

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

We believe the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and Son of God. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.

 

    2 Corinthians 3:17

    John 16:7-13; 14:16-17

    Acts 1:8

    1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16

    Ephesians 1:13

    Galatians 5:25

    Ephesians 5:18

 

SALVATION

 

We believe salvation is a gift from God to man that man cannot earn.   Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer for forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty.   We believe eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

 

    Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9

    John 1:12; 14:6

    Titus 3:5

    Galatians 3:26

 

SANCTIFICATION

 

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life.  Sanctification is the process of being separated from sin and dedicated to God, which begins at salvation and obtainable by faith by the believer and continues throughout the lifetime of the believer.

 

    Galatians 5:22-23

    1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; 5:23

    2 Peter 3:18

 

HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM

 

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is promised to all believers subsequent to salvation and obtainable by faith.  We believe it is the entrance into a Spirit-filled life including: a prayer language (speaking in tongues), gifts of the Holy Spirit, and power to be a witness and anointed servant of God.

 

    Luke 11:13

    Acts 1:5; 2:14; 8:17; 10:44-46; 19:6

 

ETERNAL LIFE

 

We believe that man was created to exist forever.  Man will either exist eternally separated from God and in unending torture in hell for the wages of sin, or man will exist eternally in union with God in Heaven, through forgiveness and salvation.

 

    Matthew 25:46

    Psalm 9:17

    John 3:16

    1 John 2:25; 5:11-13

    Revelation 20:15; 21:7-8

 

RETURN OF JESUS

 

We believe in the personal, imminent return of Jesus Christ and love and wait for His appearing.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; the saved to everlasting life with God and the unsaved to eternal damnation in hell.

 

    Acts 24:15

    1 Corinthians 15:20-23

    Revelation 20:4-6, 12-15

    Titus 2:13

    1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

    2 Peter 3:1-4

    Matthew 24:29-44

    2 Timothy 4:8

 

GREAT COMMISSION

 

We believe it is the responsibility of every believer to carry out the work of the Great Commission, which is to reach to world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

    Matthew 28:18-20

    Mark 16:15-20

    Acts 1:8; 2:40-41, 47

 

HEALING

 

We believe the finished work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body.

 

    Isaiah 53:4-5

    Matthew 8:16-17

    Mark 16:14-18

    1 Peter 2:24

    James 5:14-15

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