What We Believe

 
 

The Scriptures:

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God.  The Bible being the revealed Word of God is the ground and foundation for which truth shall be substantiated. The Word of God is alive. Through God’s sovereign hand, the Scriptures have been preserved and are the supreme and final authority. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12)

 

God:
We believe that there is only one true and living God, existing in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each is a distinct Person, but they are all one; they all have the same nature and attributes, and each is worthy of worship and obedience. (Genesis 1:1-3, 26; Matthew 3:16, 17; John 1:1, 14, 10:30, 14:26, 15:26; Matthew 28:19)
 

Jesus Christ:

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; and that he shed His blood on Calvary in our place, He was buried, rose again and ascended to the Father, according to the Scriptures. (Luke 1:26-33, 22:20, 24:46)
 

Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit regenerates the soul, convicts of sin and is the Comforter of the believer. Simultaneous with regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the body of Christ, permanently lives within him and seals him in salvation for all eternity. The Holy Spirit is the giver of spiritual gifts to the believer. (John 16:1-13; Acts 5:3-4; Titus 3:5; Matthew 3:11; Ephesians 1:13-14; I Corinthians 12:1-11)
 

Man:

We believe that man is the direct creation of God — body, soul and spirit, made in God’s image. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:10, 5:12, 8:18-23)
 

Salvation:

We believe that all who confess and believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He was raised from the dead receives Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God. (Ephesians 1:7; Romans 10:9-10, 5:7-11; Colossians 1:13-14, 21-22; John 17:16-22; II Corinthians 5:17; I Corinthians 6:19)
 

Eternal Security:

We believe that salvation is not only a gift from God but is upheld by Him. Salvation is wholly of the Lord, apart from the works of man. (John 3:16, 10:27-29, 14:16-17, 26; Ephesians 1:13; 2:8-9; Philippians 1:6; I Peter 1:5; Jude 24-25)