What We Believe
The Bible Is the Inspired Word of God
We believe that both The Old and New Testaments are inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man. The Bible is therefore infallible and the authoritative rule for faith and life (II Timothy 3:15-17, I Thessalonians 2:13 & II Peter 1:21).
There Is One True God
We believe that there is one living and true God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; they are equal in every divine attribute, and while they operate together in the work of creation, providence and redemption they are distinct persons.
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ Is the Son of God
Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, 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 subtitutionary 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); His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11 & Philippians 2:9-11).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling in them for the day of redemption (John 16:8–11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18). The fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) is the by-product of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (I Cor. 12:1-11). We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts (I Cor. 12:31, 14:1), but they must be exercised in an orderly way (I Cor. 14:26-33) in the context of love (I Cor. 13:1-13).
The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created by God in His own image. However by voluntary act of the will “man” sinned and as a result incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God. As a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice. They are therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent and forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are made alive by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life.
The Salvation of Man
The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12 & John 14:6). We believe that by His perfect obedience to God and by His suffering and death, Jesus Christ obtained forgiveness of sins and the gift of righteousness for all who trust in Him. Through living a perfect life and dying in our place, Christ absorbed our punishment and satisfied the wrath of God against us. When we put our faith in Christ, we become a new creation (II Cor. 5:17) and are transformed into the image of Christ (II Cor. 3:18).
The Church and Its Mission
The Church is the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three-fold purpose: To evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16), to worship God (I Cor. 12:13), and to equip for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 & I Cor. 12:28, 14:12).
The Final Judgment
There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works (Matt. 25:31-46 & Romans 2:1-9). Everyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, along with the devil and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Rev. 20:11-15). Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds (I Cor. 4:5).