WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Bible is the Inspired Word of God
The Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man.
The Bible is infallible and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for mankind (II Timothy 3:15-17, I Thessalonians 2:13 & 1 Peter 1:21).
There is One True God
God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one
(Deuteronomy 6:4). God is super-dimensional and eternally self-existent (John 8:54-59). God is omniscient,
omnipresent and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1 & 2). While God is one,
He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
Jesus Christ is the Son of God
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scripture declares His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23); His sinless
life (Hebrews 7:26 & I Peter 2:22 & I John 3:4,5), His miracles (Acts 2:22 & 10:37-38), His substitutionary death
on the cross (II Corinthians 5:21, I Peter 2:24 & I Corinthians 15:4), His bodily resurrection from the dead
(Matthew 28:1-6 & I Corinthians 15:4) and His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11 &
The Fall of Man
Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 2:26). By a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed
God (Genesis 3:6). That first sin had several repercussions: Man was excommunicated from the Garden of Eden
(Genesis 3:23), a curse was pronounced (Genesis 3:14-19), the process of physical death began (Genesis 2:17)
and man died spiritually (Romans 5:12-19). Sin separated humankind from God (Ephesians 2:11-18) and left man
in a fallen and sinful condition (Romans 3:23).
The Salvation of Man
The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12 & John 14:6). He died on the cross to pay the penalty of
our sins (I Peter 2:24). He offers each of us a pardon for our sins (Hebrews 9:26) and wants us to become children
of God (John 1:12).
When we put our faith in Christ, it triggers a spiritual chain reaction. We become the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19). Our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Rev. 3:5). We become citizens of heaven
(Phil. 3:20-21). We are given eternal life (John 3:16). We are adopted and become children of God (Gal. 4:4-7).
Our sins are forgiven and forgotten (Heb. 8:12). We are credited with the righteousness of Christ (Rom. 4:4-5).
We are born again (John 3:3). God takes ownership of us (I Cor. 6:20). We receive an eternal inheritance
(Ephesians 1:13-14 & I Peter 1:3-5).
The evidence of salvation is two-fold. The internal evidence is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16). The external evidence is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23). We become a new creation (II Cor. 5:17) and are transformed into the image of Christ (II Cor. 3:18).