THE WORD OF GOD | Our Authority
We believe all Scripture was given by verbal, complete, and inerrant inspiration of God (2 Tim. 3:16) and God has promised to preserve every jot and tittle of what He inspired (Matt. 5:18). We believe God's Word to be the full revalation of God and complete. We find within it the certainty of the words of truth (Prov. 22:20-21).
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
THE TRINITY | God: Three in One
We believe God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
JESUS CHRIST | Messiah
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is fully and literally God in human form. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, and in the womb of a virgin named Mary received a human body. We believe He was tempted by Satan in all points like we are, yet without sin (Matt. 4:1-11). We believe He allowed Himself to be crucified in order to pay the penalty deserved for all our sin (Rom 5:11-21). He literally and bodily rose again from the grave on the third day and He now sits on the right hand of the Father in heaven.
1 Timothy 3:16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
THE HOLY SPIRIT | God with us
We believe the Holy Spirit is fully God and indwells the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He seals the believer and baptizes (immerses) him into the body of Christ at the moment of salvation with the goal of teaching God’s Word and conforming the believer to the very image of Christ (Ephesians 1:3-14; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16). We believe all spiritual blessings are received at the time of salvation, and the Spirit gives gifts to every believer as He (the Spirit) wills so the believer might effectively communicate the love of Christ (1 Corinthians 12-13).
1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and thatthe Spirit of God dwells in you?
THE SIN NATURE | It's ingrained
We believe the Genesis account of creation is historical, not allegorical or figurative. We believe Adam was an historical person, created by the direct act of God and in His image (Genesis 1-2). Adam chose to sin against God through the free will God gave him and reaped the wages of death. As the originator of the human race, Adam passed his sinful nature to all mankind . All men are sinners by birth and become sinners in experience (Rom. 3) for which the wages are death.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
SALVATION | God Redeeming Mankind
We believe salvation is by God’s grace alone on the basis of the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and in His resurrection, appropriated by the faith of anyone who will personally believe in his heart and confess with his mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. We believe the act of salvation is just as definite and decisive as physical birth (John 3:1-7). We believe this salvation cannot be reversed or lost and believers are kept by the power of God (Romans 8:35-39).
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
EVERLASTING LIFE | Security in Christ
We believe all men will spend eternity either with Christ or eternally separated from Him. We believe the lost who die wait in a literal Hell for the day of final judgment where they will be assigned there place of punishment in a literal lake of fire (Rev. 20:11-15). We believe those who have accepted Christ as Savior will experience a bodily resurrection to everlasting life. (1 Thes. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-58). We believer that true redemption is evidenced by apparent "spitiual fruit" (Gal 5:22-25, John 15:8, 16) and that the true believer is sealed by the Holy Spirit (Eph 1:13-14, 4:30).
1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.