What We Believe…

About God

There is only one true God.  He consists of the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.  This is a great mystery but it shows that God lives in community and calls us to do the same.  God is best described by the word LOVE.

Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Psalms 90:2; Isaiah 44:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 4:8; Revelation 1:8

 

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s word to all people.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

Psalms 12:6, 119:105, 160;  John 8:31-32; 17:17;  2 Timothy 1:13; 2:15; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21, 3:15-16

 

About Mankind

We are all made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  We are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”.  This attitude separates us from God.

Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-15; Romans 3;23

 

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ came to the earth, born of a virgin.  He lived a perfect life, died for our sins, and was raised from the dead after three days.  He is now alive in heaven.

Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; Hebrews 4:14-15

 

About Salvation

We are able to live forever in Heaven with God because of His grace.  By God’s grace we mean the blood of Jesus Christ poured out on the cross for our sins.  This is the only way anyone can be saved.  We receive God’s grace by putting our trust and faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus as a substitute for the death we deserve.  Jesus does the saving, we do the receiving and accepting.

John 3:16-17; Ephesians 2:13; Hebrews 9:14 & 10:19; 1 John 1:7

 

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God.  He is present in the world to make all people aware of our need for Jesus Christ and, having believed, you are sealed in Him with the promise of the Holy Spirit.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding, of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

John 14:16-17, 16:7-13; Acts 1:8, 5:32; Romans 8:1-27; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 2 Corinthians 3:17; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:19-26

 

About Eternity

We were created to exist forever.  The choices we make in this life will determine where we live in eternity.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation.  The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell.  Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God.

Matthew 25:41; John 3:16-17; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; 2 Peter 1:10-11, 3:13-15; Revelation