What We Believe…
We believe that there is only one true God, who has revealed Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son, (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. We believe that God is the creator, sustainer, and controller of all things, and that we can know Him personally, through Jesus Christ, His Son.
…about Jesus Christ
We hold that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, sinless, and perfect. We believe that He not only taught the truth, and demonstrated the power of God in miracles, but also died on a cross and rose from the dead, as a payment for man’s sins. We believe he then ascended into heaven, and sent the Holy Spirit to comfort, empower, and guide the Church. We believe He continues to intercede for mankind today.
…about the Holy Spirit
We believe that, by the grace of God, the Holy Spirit — the third Person of the Godhead –dwells in every born-again believer. He provides the Christ follower with a growing understanding of biblical truth, daily guidance, and the power to become Christ-like. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit and all the Gifts of The Spirit are for the Church today, equipping and empowering believers to effectively strengthen the Church and to reach and minister to a lost world.
…about the Bible
We believe that the Bible is God’s word, written and collected under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible is the authoritative and trustworthy rule of faith and practice for all Christians. We hold that these Scriptures, along with the power of the Spirit, are God’s main means of guiding and strengthening the believer.
We believe that mankind was created by God in His image, to be like Him in character and with Him in relationship. A relationship barrier was erected when man chose to sin by rebelling against God’s ways. This rebellion caused mankind’s spiritual death and resulted in the complete separation and alienation from God. We believe that man in his fallen state is a sinner, lost, undone, without hope, and in need of a savior.
We understand that any person can receive salvation when they become a new person in Jesus Christ, through the forgiveness of sins, the removal of guilt, and the inward change of their heart, by believing in Jesus Christ.
We believe salvation is God’s free gift to us, entirely by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works or human effort. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved.
We believe people were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.