Our Beliefs

God's Word - The Bible is the revelation of God and His truth.  It was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit causing men to write the very words of God.  The entirety of the Bible is equally inspired by the Holy Spirit.  It is inerrant in it's original manuscripts and is the final authority for practice, doctrine, teaching and exhortation.

John 1:1-5, 14, 18Romans 15:42 Timothy 3:162 Peter 1:21

The Triune God - There is one God who is self existing, infinite, eternal, omnipresent, the creator and infinitely impossible to describe.  He is eternally existing as three persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) being in essence and substance Almighty God, each having the same nature, righteousness and power though differing in roles. 

Mark 12:29Deuteronomy 6:4Matthew 28:18-20

 

Father - God the Father is the creator, sustainer, sovereign of the universe and is the absolute expression of power and righteousness.  He is in control of all events, beings and created things and maintains His plans for all creation while holding morally accountable His special creation, Man.  He, through His grace has provided, through His Son, the plan of redemption from the sin of the fall.  He is personally aware and involved with those who through His Son, Jesus, have accepted regenerate relationship with Him.

Genesis 1:1Exodus 3:9-14Romans 11:331 Corinthians 8:6

 

Son - Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the second person of the trinity who became the Son of Man, born of a virgin.  In His incarnation He was both fully God and fully man, the promised Messiah who paid the penalty of death to redeem mankind from their sin-cursed condition.  Jesus ascended to the Father to mediate a new covenant  sealed in His blood.

John 1:1-15Romans 1:4; 1:16Ephesians 1:1-14Colossians 1:9-23

The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity has the assigned ministry of dwelling within believers to carry out God's will in mankind.  He will glorify the Son, gift the church for ministry, confirm our relationship with the Father through the Son, lead us into the truth of God's Word and will empower the believer to serve the body of which Christ is the head.

John 14:16-18John 16:7-14Romans 8:18-281 Corinthians 12, 13, 14Galatians 5:22

Satan - Satan is the prince and power of the air and the god of this world.  He is the enemy of God.  He is the accuser of believers before God though his defeat was secured at the cross and sealed by the resurrection of Jesus.  His judgement will be finalized at the end of the millennium when he is cast into the lake of fire.

Jude 1:6Genesis 3Matthew 4Revelation 12:7-12, 20:1-3, 20:7-101 Peter 5:8-9

Humanity - Mankind originated from a special act of creation by God.  Man, because of his sin, became subject to God's wrath, spiritually dead, alienated from God without hope.  Through God's grace, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus provided for man's salvation.

Genesis 1,2,3Romans 3:23Romans 6:23Ephesians 2:1-3

Salvation - Salvation is the satisfying of God's divine justice through the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Jesus became the lamb of atonement in order to provide the forgiveness of sins, reconciliation with God, and the gift of eternal life.  Jesus provided the Holy Spirit as the seal of eternal inheritance and to sanctify us in life, practice and holiness.

John 1:1-12Romans 1:16Ephesians 2Romans 6, 7, 8; Ephesians 6:10

The Church, Communion and Baptism - The Church consists of all those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ.  The Church has been given a mandate to carry out its mission to love one another, worship God, equip and mobilize believers and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus to the entire world, making disciples of all nations.  The Church is called to memorialize Jesus' death in the ordinance of communion and to baptize believers upon their confession of faith in Jesus Christ.  The immersion of the believer in water is symbolic of our relationship with Christ's death, burial and resurrection, and fulfills the scriptural mandate to repent and be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Matthew 16:18Acts 1:1-8Acts 2:37-38Ephesians 1:22, 2:19Hebrews 10:23-251 Corinthians 12, 13, 14

 

Last Things - Jesus will again return at the end of the age to receive His children and to judge Satan and all who have rejected Christ.  Those whose names are written in the book of life will be with Him eternally.

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