Our Core Belief Statements

 
 

ABOUT GOD

God is Creator and Ruler of the universe. There is one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He is Holy and Righteous. The only way to have an authentic relationship with God is through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14

ABOUT THE FATHER

We believe that God the Father holds all the attributes of God while exercising a unique role in the triune God. The Godhead is in agreement with the role of each: God as Father, Son as Sacrifice, and Spirit as Power. He is the father of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and yet still one with both as God. The Father adopts believers into relationship with Him as he prunes/disciplines believers to strengthen them for His glory.

Luke 1:35; Matthew 3:17; Romans 8:15-17; John 15:1-2; Hebrews 12:7-11

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father as God.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday.

Colossians 1:15-20; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-4, 14:6, 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He makes us aware of our need to follow Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. He gives us guidance and leadership on a daily basis so we can obey God's Word and do what is right. He gives each of us spiritual gifts for the purpose of serving the Body of Christ. We seek to live under His control in all situations.

John 16:8-9; Acts 2:38; Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 1:13-14, 3:16, 4:30, 5:18; Galatians 5:16, 25; 1 Corinthians 12.13

ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth which points us to Jesus and governs our thinking and lives. Where it speaks we listen and obey.

Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119; 105, 160

ABOUT HUMANITY

We believe that humanity, created by God, willfully sinned, and as a result is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23, 5:8

ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is a free gift of God. The death, burial and resurrection of Christ is the work which saves us. We place our faith in that and then act that faith out in the way we live.  Every person has sinned, but every person can also be forgiven and saved by Christ. When we’re baptized, through faith in that work of God in Christ, our sins are forgiven, we’re sealed by the Spirit and begin living out our faith.

Romans 3:23, 6:23; John 3:16; Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38-42; Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:13-17

ABOUT THE CHURCH

The church is the Body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the task of leading others to faith in Christ and teaching followers of Christ to obey and serve Him. Involvement in a local church is critical to individual growth, fellowship, and support for life's day-to-day challenges.

Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12:1-2-27; Ephesians 4:1--16; Ephesians 2:19

ABOUT ETERNITY

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through the forgiveness of our sin.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally with God is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

 
 

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