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We believe in the mystery of the Bible, even though much of it remains a paradox to us. How can God be three and still be one? How can Jesus be God and Man? We don’t know. But then, if we could explain it we probably wouldn’t believe it. God has to be bigger than us, so in the mystery there is assurance of God.

 

 

What we believe.

  1. About The Bible – We believe the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is God’s Word to us, true in everything it teaches. It is the sole basis of our beliefs. We believe it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and was written without error in the original manuscripts. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. It is our supreme and final authority. Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:52; Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20, 21. 
  2. About God – We believe there is but one God, infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness and love. He is the Creator of the universe, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — each of Whom possesses all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2.
  3. About Jesus Christ – We believe Jesus is God in the flesh, both true God and true man. God the Father, by His own choice and out of love for sinful men and women, sent Jesus into the world to reconcile sinners to Himself. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily suffered and died as our substitute to pay the penalty for our sins, thus satisfying God’s justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He bodily ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, makes intercession for His own. He will return to earth — personally, visibly and bodily — to judge all men and establish His kingdom. Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22, 23; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3,4; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14, 15.
  4. About The Holy Spirit – We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ, to convict men and women of their sins, and to impart new life to all who place their faith in Christ. He indwells believers from the moment of spiritual birth, seals them until the day of redemption, allots spiritual gifts to them for ministry, and empowers them to live a life pleasing to God. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17:3; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18. 
  5. About Us – We believe all of us are sinners (rebels against God’s authority), separated from God and in need of His mercy. God created us in His image, and man, as he was originally created, was innocent before God. But man chose to sin by disobeying God, and therefore was separated from his Creator and came under divine condemnation. From then on, we have been born without spiritual life, with a bent towards sin, totally incapable of pleasing God in and of ourselves. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3 -6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23. 
  6. About Salvation – We believe Jesus came to salvage our lives from sin and reconcile us to God. We are freed from the penalty of our sins not as a result, in whole or in part, of our own works, goodness or religious ceremony, but by the undeserved favor of God alone. God declares righteous all who put their faith in Christ alone for salvation. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. John 1:12, 14:6; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5. What is the Gospel video here.
  7. About Security – We believe we are secure, not because we try to hold on to God, but because God is holding on to us. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit but upon the finished work of Christ, Who completely paid for our sins, and upon the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Who is the deposit guaranteeing our inheritance. John 10:28, 29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5. 
  8. About Eternity – We believe God will bring the world to its appropriate end. Jesus Christ will return to the earth, the dead will be raised, and Christ will judge. We will either exist eternally separated from God due to our sin, or eternally with God through His forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell (eternal death). To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven (eternal life). Heaven and Hell are real places which exist forever. Matthew 1:8, 2:44, 46; John 3:16, 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15.
  9. About the Church – We believe the church is the body of Christ on Earth. The local church consists of believers who assemble for worship, instruction, fellowship, outreach and service to become conformed to the image of Christ and to become equipped to carry out the Great Commission.  The local church is to keep the two ordinances of Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as part of our worship and obedience to Him.  Every believer is called to be a functioning part of the Body by using their time, talent and gifts to advance the agendas of Jesus on earth. Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 15:2-31, 8:34-39; Ephesians 1:22-33, 4:1-16.

You can listen to a sermon series about our beliefs here.

 

In non-essential beliefs –

we have liberty. “Accept Christians who are weak in faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right or wrong… Who are you to condemn God's servants? They are responsible to the Lord, so let him tell them whether they are right or wrong.” Romans 14:1, 4, 12

 

In all our beliefs –

we show love. “If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.”1 Corinthians.13:2 (Phillips)