What We Believe
For us, it’s all about Jesus
He is the Creator of all things. He is the Theme of the Bible.
He is the Foundation on the Church. He is the Head of the Church.
He is the Lord of the Church.
The Bible:
The words of the Bible are inspired by God and are complete and without error in the original manuscripts. The statements of scripture are true and accurate in every category of knowledge to which they speak, including science and history. The Bible is the supreme and final authority in all matters to which it relates and He is the ultimate authority over our lives. (John 10:35, Matt. 5:18, 2 Pet. 1:21, 1 Cor. 2:13-16, John 16:12-15, 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
There is one true God eternally existing in three equal persons—Father, Son, and Spirit. He is eternal, self-existent, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and immutable. (Deu. 6:4, John 6:27, Acts 5:34, 2 Cor. 13:14, Matt. 28:19, Isa. 48:16, Heb. 1:3-13; 13:8)
God the Son came to earth as the promised Jewish Messiah in the person of Jesus. He was conceived by an act of the Spirit of God and born of a virgin. He is both God and Man. (John 1:1-14; 8:40-41; 11:33-35, Matt. 1:18-25, Heb. 1:8; 2:14, Php. 2:5-11, Col. 1:15-20)
Jesus lived a perfect life, fulfilling the Law and died for the sins of the world as a substitutionary sacrifice. (2 Cor. 5:21, Mark 10:45, Rom. 5:8-9, 1 Pet. 3:18, John 3:16)
Jesus was resurrected bodily, ascended into heaven, and currently acts as intercessor and advocate on our behalf with the Father.(Rom. 1:4, John 20:25-27, 1 John 2:1, Heb. 7:25, Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11)
Jesus will return to earth personally, bodily and visibly. He will establish a literal kingdom on earth, over which He will reign for a thousand years. (Acts 1:11, Matt. 24:30, Rev. 20:1-22:21, Isa. 9:6-7; 11:2-5)
Whoever realizes that he has sinned against God, believes that God has made forgiveness available through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and trusts that completed work of redemption on his behalf, freely receives forgiveness by the grace of God in response to his faith. (John 3:18, 5:24, Rom. 8:1, Eph. 2:8-9)
Spirit of God:
The Spirit of God is present in the world, convicting of sin, righteousness and judgment. He regenerates, seals and sets apart the believer to a holy life. At regeneration He baptizes the believer into the Body of Christ and indwells him permanently. He gives spiritual gifts to each believer and fills those yielded to Him. (1 Cor. 10:13, 12:11-13, Isa. 40:13-14, 2 Ths. 2:13, Rom. 5:12-21, 6:1-11, 8:9, 11-15, 26-27, 16:5-15, Eph. 2:1-3, 2:10, 2 Pet.1:3, Php. 2:12-13)
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