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What We Believe

What We Believe

The Creator

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the universe, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Father: John 6:27; Son: John 1:1, 18; Titus 2:12-13; Holy Spirit: Acts 5:3-4)

The Trinity

We believe in the unity of the Trinity. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 28:19; I Timothy 2:5)

The Scriptures

We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is God’s authoritative, verbally inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, and salvation. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21) It is the supreme final authority in all manners of belief and conduct. (Matthew 4:4,7,10; Romans 1:16-17; Colossians 1:10; I Peter 2:2; II Peter 3:18)

The Savior

We believe in the eternal existence of Jesus Christ. Christ is without beginning or end. (Micah 5:2; John 1:1,14; 17:5; Revelation 1:8)

We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. (Matt. 1:25; Luke 1:26-38) He lived a sinless life and died a substitutionary-atoning death on the Cross. (Isaiah 53:10; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 1:7; I John 2:1-2) Christ rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven. (Acts 1:9-10; I Corinthians 15:4; Ephesians 1:20) Jesus, truly God (John 1:1, 18; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 13:8; I Timothy 2:5) and truly man (Luke 2:52; John 4:6; 19:28) is the only mediator between God and man. (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; I Timothy 2:5; I John 2:1-2)

Sin and redemption

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God, except through the new birth that takes place through repentance of sin and faith toward God. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone. (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:23; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7) Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church which is made up of all believers everywhere in the world, and locally the church is a group of baptized believers who are organized to do God’s will. Its calling is to worship God and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and by promoting righteousness and justice. (Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20;?Acts 8:36-39; 10:43-48; I Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 1:20-23; 5:23-33)

The return of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever, and exclude all evil, suffering and death. (Zechariah 14:1-9; Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-21; 20)

The new birth

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual’s new birth and growth to maturity and for the Church’s constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission. Every believer is called to live and walk in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit so that he will bear fruit to the glory of God and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. (John 16:8-11; Rom. 8:16; I Corinthians 6:19; 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; II Thessalonians 2:13; I Peter 1:2)