We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and the authority on which we base our faith, conduct, and doctrine. We believe the Bible was written by men inspired through the Holy Spirit and is the final authority on all matters concerning a Christian's personal faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16).
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who became flesh as Savior of the world and at His ascension, He left/promised His Holy Spirit to empower the Church (Matthew 3:16-17, Acts 1:1-9).
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man (John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-20). He was conceived through the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary; Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life (Matthew 1:18-25, Hebrews 4:15). In obedience to the Father’s redemptive plan, Jesus gave His life as an eternal sacrifice (Romans 5:6-8, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 10:10). Through His death, burial, and resurrection Jesus provided the payment for the sins of humanity and overcame death, giving everyone the opportunity to enter into eternal life through the gift of salvation (1 Corinthians 15:2-8).
THE Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit was sent from heaven on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4). He permanently resides in every Christian, convicting them of their ongoing need to repent (John 16:7-9). The Holy Spirit distributes spiritual gifts to believers according to His own will for the common good of the Church (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). The Holy Spirit empowers Christians to do the works of Jesus Christ and to be His witnesses to all the world through godly living and fruitful service (2 Thessalonians 2:13-17).
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, which was shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for salvation and the forgiveness of sin (Ephesians 2:13, Romans 5:9). We believe that everyone is born with a sinful nature (intent, willful sin) and that all mankind is separated from God and in desperate need of the reconciliation that comes through Jesus Christ (Romans 3:21-26, Romans 8:1-4). Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in Jesus (Ephesians 1:7-9, Ephesians 2:8). Only those who repent and turn from their sin and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19, Acts 20:21).
We believe in water baptism by immersion, because Scripture shows that Jesus modeled this manner as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him (Matthew 3:13-15). While the water doesn’t save you, baptism is the next step after salvation to identify with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. A proclamation of our new life and power in Christ (Romans 6:1-14, Colossians 2:9-12).
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ and that we are united together through faith in Jesus Christ who is the head of the Church (1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Colossians 1:18). The Bible commands Christians to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, and the teaching of God’s Word. We believe, as long as (whenever) the Church gathers together (assembles), we are to remember the Lord by celebrating Communion (Luke 22:19). The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the world (Romans 15:5-6, 1 Peter 2:12).
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