The Bible is God’s Word to all people and it describes God in all of His fullness. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is absolutely true without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
There is one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is both completely God and completely man. He is the ONLY plan for bringing people who are enemies of God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life. Through Jesus’ finished work at the Cross, our spirits are restored to perfection and unity with God.
(Isaiah 7:14, 53; Matthew 1:18-23, 3:17, 8:29, 14:33, 16:16, 28:5-6; Luke 22:70, 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14, 10:30, 11:25-27, 17:1-5; Acts 1:9, 2:22-24, 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4, 3:23-26, 8:1-3, 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15, 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6, 3:16)
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts the world of its sin, the believers of their righteousness through Christ, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues, and makes us more like Christ as we allow Him to work.
(Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11, 139:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35, 4:1, 11:13, 12:12; John 15:26, 16:7-14; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17)
Man is an eternal spirit, created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Both Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Although God designed man to have fellowship with him, man became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
(Genesis 1:26-30, 2:7, 18-22; Psalm 8:3-6, 32:1-5, 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32, 3:10-18, 23, 5:6, 6:6, 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31, 15:19, 21-22; Colossians 1:21-22, 3:9-11)
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation, through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
(Isaiah 1:18, 53:5-6, 55:7; Matthew 1:21, 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69, 2:28-32; John 1:12, 3:16, 36, 5:24; Acts 2:21, 4:12, 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18, 3:23-25, 5:8-10; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20, 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20)
As a public sign of our commitment and an early step in discipleship, we should be baptized in water as Jesus was at the beginning of His ministry.
The church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of His commands, and to bringing the gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity of Sprit, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ. We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread’.
(Matthew 16:18-19, 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47, 5:11-14, 13:1-3, 14:23, 16:5, 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17, 9:13-14; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 3:10-12, 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18, 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3)
We believe in the Tithe (the first ten percent of our income) that belongs to the Lord, offerings that are given willingly, and alms that are given to the poor.
Jesus healed people. Lots of people. Jesus commissioned us to pray for the sick. God is the healer, we are the messengers.