Our Beliefs

We affirm Biblical truth about …

God…

is one God, existing eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses the same attributes and perfections.  (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus Christ…

is God (John 10:33).  He was supernaturally conceived, born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:17, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34-35), lived a pure and sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26), performed miracles (John 2:11), offered himself and was accepted by God the Father as an atoning sacrifice (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), rose from the dead (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4), ascended into heaven (Mark 16:19) and will personally return to earth in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11-16).

The Holy Spirit…

God the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, seals and resides in every true Christian (I Corinthians 3:16, 2 Corinthians 6:16-17) and spiritually unites them with all other believers (Ephesians 1:13, I Corinthians 12:13, Romans 8:9, Galatians 3:26-28).  The Holy Spirit enables trusting, obedient Christians to live a morally righteous life (Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, 5:18) and endows them with gifts so that, consistent with his purposes, these gifts may be used of him to strengthen his people for their common good (I Corinthians 12:4-11).

The Bible…

is the word of God, God-breathed in the original manuscripts.  The Bible is the ultimate authority in faith and life.  (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:20, Psalm 19:7-9).

Humans…

were created in God’s image, without sin.  Through Adam and Eve’s sin, humanity fell, inherited a sinful nature and became spiritually dead – alienated from God.  Humans are incapable of redeeming themselves from their lost and sinful condition (Genesis 1:26, 3:1-24, Romans 3:10-18, 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3).

Christ’s Mission…

God the Son, Jesus Christ, became a human without ceasing to be God, in order to reveal Himself and His sovereign plan.  He offered himself as our substitute and thus satisfied his own righteous judgment against sin.  His death on our behalf is his only provision for forgiveness.  Through his sacrifice of himself he reconciles us to himself (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 2 Corinthians 5:21).

Salvation…

from sin’s terrible penalty, spiritual separation from God, is the result of Jesus’ saving grace and cannot be earned through any human effort.  God transmits his saving grace to us on the exclusive ground of our belief in Christ’s sacrifice of himself as our substitute.  Saving faith is itself God’s gift, so that no one may boast about his or her own merit (Ephesians 2:8-9).

God forgives us when we believe in Christ and adopts us into his family through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit (John 3:16-19, Romans 3:23, 5:1-9, Ephesians 2:1-9, Colossians 2:13-14, Titus 3:5).

The Church…

is called in the scriptures the ‘Body of Christ’ and is a spiritual entity comprised of true believers.  Scripture instructs us as God’s children to form and maintain local churches for the purpose of worship, instruction, fellowship and service.  (Ephesians 1:22, 23, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Acts 2:42, 13:1, Matthew 25:45).  Christ calls the Church to spread His message to the world and to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).