JESUS IS THE CENTER

GOD'S WORD

We believe in the verbal plenary inspiration of the Bible as the Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme and final authority in testing all claims about what is true and right in all matters of faith and conduct. In matters not specifically addressed in the Bible, what is true and right is assessed by criteria consistent with the teachings of Scripture. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).

CREATION: GOD AS TRINITY

We believe that there is one living, true, sovereign and all glorious God, eternally existing in three persons; that these three persons are equal in divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but complimentary and harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11; Genesis 1:1,26; John 1:1,3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19,20; Ephesians 4:5,6)

GOD THE FATHER

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He sovereignly rules over all things, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Luke 10:21,22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7; I Timothy 1:1,2; 2:5,6 I Peter 1:3; Rev.1:6)

GOD THE SON

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, fully man, fully God. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; Romans 9:5; 8:46; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30,31 Matthew 20:28 Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9,10; Hebrews 7:25; I Timothy 3:16, Col. 1:15-20)

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (John 14:16,17,26; 15:26,27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26).

FALL: HUMANITY

We believe God created both male and female in His own image for fellowship with Him; that mankind sinned against God and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God; that as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature, are sinners by choice, and are therefore under God’s righteous, divine condemnation. Fallen, sinful people, whatever their character or attainments, are lost and without hope apart from salvation in Christ. (Genesis 1:26; 5:2; Genesis 3; Genesis 2:17;3:19; Romans 1:18-32, 3:9-19, 23)

REDEMPTION: JESUS

We believe the Gospel is the good news that the death of Jesus Christ was a once for all substitutionary and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our justification; that His resurrection conquered sin and death; that all who repent, forsake sin, and place their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered and saved from condemnation and receive the promise of eternal life through Christ’s resurrection. (John 1:12-13, 3:14-21; 5:24; 8:12; 10:26; Romans 3:21-26; 5:19; 8:1; 10, I John 1:9; II Corinthians 5:17, I Corinthians 15, Romans)

RESTORATION: EARTH RENEWED

We believe the consummation of all things will happen in the visible and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ to judge the just and the unjust and to fulfill His kingdom in the establishing the new heavens and the new earth. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal happiness of the righteous, and the endless, conscious suffering of the wicked in hell. (Matt. 24:44, 25:13; Mark 13:32-33; Luke 12:40; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 1:9-11, 4:13-17; Hebrews 9:28, James 5:8; I John 3:2; Rev. 20:11-15, 22:8-20)


THE CHURCH: GOD'S PEOPLE

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' Great Commission. The Church is not a building or a location, but a people who are filled with the Spirit of God on the mission of God for the glory of God. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).

BAPTISM

Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit as their new identity in the family of God (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48).

EVIDENCE OF SALVATION

We believe biblical salvation is characterized by godly sorrow, repentance, and embracing Christ as one’s Savior, Lord, and Treasure.  This “re-birth” through the Spirit is evidenced by an understanding of God’s Word, new affections for God and hatred for sin, desires to please Him and not the world, and works by the obedience of faith.  These new works do not produce salvation but rather are the natural fruits of true saving faith.  They do not earn grace but are rather evidence of grace. (Ephesians 2, Romans 1; 15, Philippians 2:12-13, John 15, Galatians 3:3; I Peter 2:2-3,  II Peter 1:10)

GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).

Baptism


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