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What We Believe

About God

We believe that there is only one God who exists in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)

About Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus the Christ was born to a virgin named Mary, that He is both God and man, that He never sinned, and that He performed miracles. Jesus died, was buried, and rose from the dead so that all sins can be forgiven. Jesus is now with the Father in heaven but will some day return to earth in power and glory. (John 1:1; Philippians 2:5, 6; Luke 1:26-38; Hebrews 7:26; Acts 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Matthew 28:6; Acts 1:9-11)

About the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every Christian and that He provides the power for living a life that pleases God. The Holy Spirit guides the believer to what is true and strengthens him to resist what is not from God. The Holy Spirit also gives every believer at least one spiritual gift for the building up of the church and God’s glory. We are filled by the Holy Spirit when we yield to God’s authority in our life and ask Him to fill us. (Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; I Corinthians 12: 1-13; Ephesians 5:18)

About the Bible

We believe the Bible is inspired by God and that His Spirit directed men to write His words; therefore, we believe that it contains no errors. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

About Mankind

We believe that all people are created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sin, rebelling against God’s will. Therefore, a person is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his or her own effort alone; rather, right fellowship comes through faith in Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; Galatians 3:22; Eph. 2:8, 9)

About Salvation

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ as a result of His work on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, only those who place their faith in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross will be saved. When a person believes in Jesus, God gives that person a brand new life and he or she is born anew. (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 4:6)

About the Christian Life

We believe that all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obeying God’s commands as found in the Bible and by yielding daily to the Spirit of God, every believer can mature and be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:20-26; John 14: 23, 24; Romans 12:1-3)

About Eternity

We believe that those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ will live eternally with God in heaven and that those who have not placed their faith in Jesus will live eternally separated from God in hell. (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:1-15; 21:8)

About the Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have placed their faith in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, His death, His burial, His resurrection, His ascension, and His ultimate return for the church. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him, living as He instructed in the Word, and making Him known to this lost world. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; Colossians 1:18; Matthew 28:18-20)