We believe in one God who eternally exists in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. God the Father is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. We believe that He is limitless in power, knowledge, wisdom, love, and holiness. We also believe that He has revealed himself as Father to those who believe in Him.
Read more: Genesis 1:26,27; 3:22; Exodus 15:11; Psalms 90:2; Jeremiah 32:17; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; 1 John 4:8
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus was born of a virgin, had a miraculous ministry, lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men and women by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days and in so doing demonstrated His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory where He sits, interceding for His people, at the right hand of the Father. He will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Read more: Matt 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30, 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 1:9-11, 2:22; 10:38; Romans 1:3,4; 8:34;2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:14-15, 7:25, 9:12; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; 15:22-24; 51-57, Revelation 20:1-6.
He is present in the world to make men and women aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts as He determines for the benefit of other believers and as a witness to non-believers. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
Read More: 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 19:6; Romans 12:4-13; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; 12:1-11 Ephesians 1:13; 5:1; Galatians 5:25.
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
Read more: 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Psalm 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5
We believe that men and women were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him. People are the supreme object of God’s creation but became alienated from a relationship with God through sinful disobedience. As a result, men and women are totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by their own effort.
Read more: Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7, Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23, 5:12-21
We believe that salvation is a gift of God to mankind. Men and women can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness, through his substitutionary sacrifice, can people be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. This is known as the New Birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Read more: Romans 6:23, 10:8-15; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; 1 Corinthians 15:3-40; Galatians 3:26, 5:1; John 3:5-6; 14:6; Ephesians 2:8,9; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 5:1
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ, the family of God made up of every Christian on earth. It is expressed through local congregations of Christians. It is a community where the Holy Spirit empowers Christians to use their gifts in reaching non-Christians with God’s salvation message, and in helping each other grow spiritually. The Church is led by the Holy Spirit through the leaders He has established.
Read more: Acts 2; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 2:19, 4:11-13 10.
We believe that people were created to live forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is to live in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Read more: Matthew 25:41,46; John 3:16, 5:28-29; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 10:14; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Revelation 20:15, 21:1-5;