What We Believe

Statement of Faith

1.       ABOUT GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has forever existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  These three are equal in every respect and perform distinct functions in relation to mankind.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14

2.       ABOUT MANKIND

We are all made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  We are the most treasured possession of God’s creation.  Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are tainted by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.”  This attitude separates us from God.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2

3.       ABOUT ETERNITY

We were all created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by our sin or together with God through forgiveness and salvation.  The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell.  Heaven is the place of eternal life together with God.

John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15 (Hell); Matthew 25:41; Revelation 21:27  (Heaven)  

4.       ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life.  He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity by dying on the cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven and will return again to earth to reign over everything and everyone.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14, 15

5.       ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is a gift from God to mankind.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement, by our own efforts or by good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty.  Salvation from eternity in hell apart from God begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

6.       ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in the salvation for eternity.  Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the individual.  It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29; II Timothy1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; I Peter 1:3-5

7.       ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God.  He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus Christ.  He lives in every Christ-Follower from the moment of salvation.  He provides Christ-Followers with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right.  Christ-Followers seek to live under His control on a daily basis.

II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; I Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25 

8.       ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s word to all mankind.  It was written by human hand under the direct, supernatural, guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christ-Follower’s beliefs and for living.  It is without error in the original manuscripts. 

II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5