What We Believe

What We Believe

About God

We believe that there is one true and living GOD,
…the Creator and Ruler of the universe. GOD has eternally existed in three persons: the FATHER (spirit), the SON (incarnate) and the HOLY SPIRIT (spirit). These three are co-equal, having the same divine attributes and perfections, and are one GOD. (Genesis 1:1,26-273:22Psalm 90:2Matthew 28:191 Peter 1:2,112 Corinthians 13:14)

About Jesus

We believe that JESUS CHRIST is the SON of GOD,
… and is co-equal with the FATHER. Without ceasing to be GOD, JESUS left heaven and became human, lived a sinless human life, and offered HIMSELF as the perfect sacrifice for sinners by dying on a cross. HE arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate HIS power over sin and death. HE ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of the FATHER, where, as our HIGH PRIEST, HE fulfills the ministry of REPRESENTATIVE, INTERCESSOR, and ADVOCATE. HE will return again to earth to reign as KING of KINGS, and LORD of LORDS. (Matthew 1:22-23Isaiah 9:6John 1:1-514:10-30;Hebrews 4:14-151 Corinthians 15:3-4Romans 1:3-4Acts 1:9-111 Timothy 6:14-15Titus 2:13)

About the Holy Spirit

We believe that the HOLY SPIRIT is equal with the FATHER and the SON, as GOD.
… The SPIRIT is present in the world to make men aware of their need for JESUS CHRIST. The SPIRIT is the supernatural agent in regeneration, and lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. through the SPIRIT’S indwelling Christians are provided with guidance and power for daily living, and understanding of spiritual truth. The Christian seeks to live under the SPIRIT’S control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17John 16:7-1314:16-17Acts 1:81 Corinthians 2:123:16;Ephesians 1:13Galatians 5:25Ephesians 5:12 Timothy 1:7;2 Peter 1:3,4)

About Humanity

We believe that humanity was created in the image of GOD to have fellowship with GOD,
… but through Adam’s disobedience, the entire human race was separated from GOD. Sin has affected every area of life, and as a result, humanity is incapable of regaining a right relationship with GOD through its own effort alone. (Romans 2:2-5Ephesians 2:8-9Genesis 1:27 & 9:6Psalms 51:5 &58:3Romans 5:123:23Ephesians 2:1)

About Salvation

We believe that the blood of JESUS CHRIST, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin
… and reconciliation with GOD. Therefore, the only means to salvation is belief in CHRIST’S substitutionary death and resurrection. Salvation is the gift of GOD brought to man by grace, apart from any works. Upon receiving the gift of salvation, the Christian receives the forgiveness of sin and eternal life, becomes a partaker of CHRIST’S life, death, and resurrection, becomes a new creation, and obtains a new identity as a child of GOD. (Acts 4:1213:38-391 Corinthians 15:1-4Romans 4:4-5 & 5:1John 3:16Ephesians 2:8-9Acts 16:31Ephesians 1:4-5)

About the Church

We believe that the church is the body of CHRIST,
… a living spiritual organism of which JESUS CHRIST is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of CHRIST. Members join their resources, spiritual gifts, and lives in order to accomplish the purpose of the church which is to glorify God by loving GOD and by making JESUS known to the lost world. (Ephesians 1:22-23and 5:24-301 Corinthians 12:4-1327)

About the Bible

We believe the Bible was written by men divinely inspired
… and is the record of GOD’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has GOD for its author, salvation for its end, and truth for its matter. It reveals the principles by which GOD judges us; and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is JESUS CHRIST. (Exodus 24:4Deuteronomy 4:1-217:19Joshua 8:34Psalms 19:7-102 Timothy 3:15-17Hebrews 1:1-24:121 Peter 1:252 Peter 1:19-21.