We believe the Bible is the living and active revelation of God to humankind so that we may know Him and His will. The Scriptures are the very words of God that are powerful to transform lives and reveal all that is necessary for life and godliness (Hebrews 4:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
God the Trinity
We believe that God is the personal, sovereign Lord of the universe who created the world, redeems it from sin, and will ultimately restore all things. God is triune, being one essence in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Revelation 4:11; John 14:7-12; Matthew 28:19).
We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is the Savior of humankind through his death on the cross and his resurrection. He is the living and powerful Lord who is worthy of all worship (Col. 1:13-20; Mark 10:45).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of truth and sin, grants new life to those who believe in Christ, indwells all believers at the time of salvation and transforms them into the image of Christ (John 14:16-17; 16:7-15).
We believe that God created spirit beings, some of whom remained faithful to God (angels) and worship and serve Him eternally, and some of whom rebelled (demons) and work against the plans and purposes of God until their final judgment (Isaiah 6:1-3; Ephesians 6:11-12).
We believe that people were created in the image of God, are born with a knowledge of God, and have been cursed by sin, so that they are separated from God and stand in condemnation under his wrath (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12-21).
We believe that salvation is a free gift of God’s grace based on the atoning work of Christ, and is received by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ alone (John 3:16; Titus 3:5).
We believe that the church is the living body of Christ and is his representative in this world. The church consists of all believers who have placed their faith in Christ. The church finds its primary expression in local assemblies of believers dedicated to the faithful preaching of the Word, the administration of the ordinances of baptism by immersion after salvation and the Lord’s Supper, and discipline for the purity of the church (Matthew 16:18-19; Ephesians 5:25-32).
We believe that Jesus Christ will bodily return to earth, remove his Bride, the Church, judge the world, and rule on earth for 1000 years before the final judgment that precedes his eternal rule (Acts 1:6-11; Revelation 1:4-8).
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