WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our Essential Beliefs – “There is one Body and one Spirit … there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God and Father of us all …” Ephesians 4:4–6 (NASB) in all our beliefs – we show charity. “… If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains—but I have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Corinthians 13:2
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1,26,27,3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and co-equal with the Father. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man (John 1:1-18;Luke 1:26-35). We believe He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
(John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s word to us. 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 the truth without any mixture of error.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Psalm 119:105,160,12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1,2; Romans 3:23)
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. 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. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Romans 5:1,6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6,1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26)
We believe that for the person who receives the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, Baptism is an ordained testimony portraying the believer's union with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. We believe that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord's Supper to commemorate His death till He comes. Moreover, we believe that neither Baptism nor the Lord's Supper has any saving merit (John 1:12-13; Acts 2:41; I Cor. 11:23-26).
ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
(John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
ABOUT THE BLESSED HOPE/END TIMES/SATAN
We believe in "That blessed hope", the personal and imminent coming of our Lord in the air for His saints. (I Thess. 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14; Matt. 14:27-30; Rev. 1:7).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost (John 5:28-29; Revelations 20:4-6; 11-15; II Thess. 1:6-9; Rev. 21:1-8; Matt. 25:41-46).
We believe that Satan is a personal being, a fallen angel, the prince of demons, the great enticer and deceiver, the god of this age, and the adversary of Christ and His Church, and that his destiny is eternal punishment (Isaiah 14:12-15; II Cor. 4:3-4; 11:14; I Peter 5:8; Rev. 12:9-11; 20:10).
If you have any questions or would like to speak with our pastor about the church's beliefs, please contact us.