What We Believe

A Summary of What We Believe

Scriptures

We believe the Bible is God’s absolute, sufficient, complete, and objective truth for all people for all times. It is without error in concept or detail in the original writings.

God

We believe in the one personal, transcendent, immanent, living God —the creator, sustainer, and sovereign ruler of all things.

He eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Humanity

Every human being is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life. After sin entered the world, humans still possess the image of God, though tainted by sin. God’s will for humanity is that they love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and they love their neighbors as themselves.

Sin

We believe that sin is any action, inaction, or attitude that is contrary to the nature or Word of God, which constitutes a rejection of His authority, resulting in alienation from God.

Being sinners by nature and choice and utterly unable to remedy their lost condition, humanity is in need of salvation.

The Person and Work of Christ

We believe that salvation is a gift of God, received by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.

All who have repented of their sins and confessed with their mouths that Jesus is the Lord of their lives are declared righteous and are seen as justified in God’s sight by the merit of Christ’s righteousness, adopted into His family, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and have equal access to God.

The consummation of salvation is that those who have faith in Jesus Christ shall be resurrected and glorified. They shall receive their inheritance in the Kingdom of God, whom they shall see and enjoy throughout the ages.

Church

We believe that the New Testament Church is composed of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit since the day of Pentecost following Christ’s resurrection and ascension. We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of Christ, of which He is the Head.

We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies in which believers are in a covenant relationship in a continuing process of growing in Christ-likeness, none of us fully arriving until the Day of Christ Jesus.

Angels

We believe God created angels as spirit-beings possessing power and intellect, to worship and serve Him and to minister to believers. Satan is a fallen angel who masquerades as an angel of light.

While Satan and his demons are powerful, they are subject to Christ’s authority and judgment. Satan and his demons have been defeated for eternity by Jesus Christ through His death on the cross and victorious resurrection, sealing their everlasting damnation.

Last Things

We believe in the physical return of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His Millennial Kingdom. He will return with His saints from heaven, with power and great glory, on a day known only to the Father. We believe that those who have God’s gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, at the point of physical death, enter into God’s eternal glory. They shall be resurrected and transformed to His body of glory, and they shall receive their inheritance of glory in the Kingdom of their heavenly Father. But for those who remain outside of Christ, whom have rejected the free gift of salvation, will be eternally separated from God and remain in their sin.



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