WHAT WE BELIEVE

WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS GOD'S WORD

The Bible Says... 

  •  that Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, who died for our sins and arose from the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 & John 3:16

  •  that the Bible itself, is the inspired Word of God – a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 & Psalm 119:105 

  •  that every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

  •  that forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord. John 3:16

  •  that those accepting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized into Him. Romans 10:9 & Acts 2:38

  •  that the Church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to evangelize the lost and edify the saved. Ephesians 4:1-16

  •  that Jesus Christ will one day return to earth and reign forever as King of kings and Lord of lords. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

While the Bible itself is our formal faith document, the following statements should help you understand those biblical ideas that define who we are as God's people.

 

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  •  We believe in one God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  •  We believe God is the Creator of all things.
  •  We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son and Savior of the world.
  •  We believe in the Holy Spirit, who encourages, guides, comforts, and transforms us in the way of Christ.
  •  We believe the Bible is the inspired, written Word of God and the authoritative rule for all matters of faith and practice.
  •  We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned and, as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ, whose death, burial, and resurrection opened the way for salvation.
  •  We believe that salvation – the forgiveness of sins – comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. It is offered to all persons of all races, all of whom were created in the image of God.
  •  We believe the Bible clearly outlines the pattern to follow to receive Christ as Lord: To believe in Jesus as God’s Son and Savior of the world, to repent of personal sin, to confess Jesus Christ publicly and to be immersed in baptism.
  •  We believe that the church is the body and bride of Christ and was founded on the day of Pentecost. It consists of all Christians everywhere. 
  •  We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. When Christ returns, He will pronounce the eternal fate of each individual, both living and dead. The saved will be assigned eternal life; the unsaved will suffer eternal separation from God.
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