Our Beliefs

 
God's Word

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13.

The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Father

God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things (Genesis 1:1). He created man in His own image for fellowship and when that fellowship was broken by man's sin we were separated from the Father (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3) The father desires a relationship with us, and for us to be empowered to live life as His children(1 John 3:1). That is why He called man to be reconciled back to Himself through His son Jesus Christ(John 3:16). God the Father is a God of everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3)

The Son

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:12, 14; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:12). We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead (1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1).

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural being in the renewing & regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption, as well as empowering the believer to carry out the gifts of the Spirit as the evidence of the power of Christ to the unbeliever. (John 16:8, 11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18).

Spiritual Gifts

We believe in God's empowerment of the believer according to scripture for the common good of His body. (1 Corinthians 12:7, 11, 13; Ephesians 4:7,8). We believe that God answers the prayer of faith for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14, 15). We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him or her (Romans 12:18; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 4:10,11). Above all else we believe that spiritual gifts should be used for the edification and restoration of the body of Christ, and also as a sign to non-believers that they may believe and follow Jesus. (Mark 10:52)

Man's Depravity

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adams sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:13, 12).

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8,10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18,19).

Eternal Life

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37,40; 10:27,30; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; 1 Corinthians 1:48; 1 Peter 1:5). We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word, which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh (Romans 13:13, 14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11,15).