What We Believe
We believe the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. The Bible is therefore without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. God has supernaturally preserved the Bible and it is the sole and final authority for faith and life, providing encouragement, guidance, comfort and instruction for training in righteousness.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13).
We believe in one true God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each of Whom is fully and equally God in being, essence, and nature but distinct in personal attributes. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 1:14, 10:30; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
God the Father
We believe that God the Father is the first person of the Trinity and is the eternal, unchanging, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving, completely just and perfectly holy, sovereign Ruler and Sustainer of the universe. He is the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Father of all true believers. (Genesis 1:1; Ephesians 4:6; John 1:12-13, 5:19-21, 17:1-5; Isaiah 40:21-28, 43:10-13, 46:8-11; Romans 8:14-16)
God 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. He accomplished our redemption on the cross through his perfect life and substitutionary death on the cross. He was buried, rose again, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father where He fulfills his ministry as representative, intercessor, and advocate. We believe He is coming again to Judge the living and the dead. (John 1:1, 2, 14; Luke 1:35) (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3, 5)(Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1, 2) (1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1).
God 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 Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit fills those believers who are yielded to Him, enables them to bear fruit, gives them spiritual gifts for the edification of the church, and empowers them to live a life free from the sin’s dominion. (John 16:8, 11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18).
We believe that man was made in the image and likeness of God and was created to glorify God, worship and serve Him and have fellowship with Him. Man fell through sin by disobeying God and became alienated from God; man has a corrupted nature, is utterly lost, completely unable to save himself and enter into a right relationship with God through his own merit or effort. (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).
We believe that salvation is the free gift of God brought to man by His 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).
The Christian Life
We believe that every believer should live for Christ and not himself through the power of the indwelling Spirit for the glory of God. Each believer should mature, through ever increasing obedience to the Word of God, and become more like Jesus. Through the power of the Spirit each believer should live a holy life, exercise his spiritual gifts, make disciples, and bear fruit bringing God glory. (Galatians 2:20; 1 Peter 1:15-16, 2:11, 4:10-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Romans 6:11-13; Ephesians 2:10, 4:11-12, 4:22-24; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20; Colossians 1:10; John 15:8, 16)
We believe that the church is the body and bride of Christ of which Jesus is the Head and whose members are those who are born-again. Since the church is the body of Christ, we believe all members should live in love, harmony, and unity with one another. We believe in the autonomy of the local church whose sole authority is Christ as Lord. We recognize believer’ s baptism and the Lord’ s Supper as scriptural ordinances for the church and a means of testimony of the Christ’s lordship. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25, 27; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 14; 2 Corinthians 11:2)(Acts 13:1, 4; 15:19, 31; 20:28; Romans 16:1,4; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 1 Corinthians 5:4, 7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1, 4)(Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23, 26).