What We Believe

WE BELIEVE

  1. There is one God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4, John 6:27 (61x in NT). The Son (John 1:1,14; Col 2:9), the Spirit (Acts 5:3,4).
  2. In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God (Heb 1:1-3, Phil 2:5-11); we believe in His virgin birth (Lk 1:26-38,Mt 1:20), in His sinless life (Heb 4:15), in His miracles (John 11), in His victorious and atoning death (Col 2:14,15;1Jn 1:5-9), in His resurrection (Acts 2:32; Rom 1:1-4), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Rom 8:34), His constant intercession (Rom 8:3; Heb 7:25) and in His imminent return (2 Thes. 1:6-10, 1Thes 4:13-18).
  3. In the person and work of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-26;15:26,27;16:7-15) with His fruit (Gal 5:22, 23) and gifts available in the church (Eph 4:11; Rom 12:6-8, 1 Cor 12:4-11).
  4. The Bible is the living word of God (Heb 4:12,13; 2 Tim 3:16-17). It is infallible, authoritative (Ps. 138:2 ESV), everlasting (LK 21:33), and the foundation of all Christian doctrine (life training) and faith (1Tim 1:3, 10).
  5. In the existence of an evil-spiritual being known as the devil (Rev 12:9, John 8:44,1John 3:8).
  6. In the spiritually lost condition of all people (Rom 3:10, 23; 6:23) and the essential need for the new birth by faith in Jesus Christ (Eph 2:1-5,John 3:16). (As such, we do not celebrate sin in any of its forms listed in the Bible (Rom 1:18-32; 1 Cor 6:9,10; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph 5:5). Our task is clear: we are bringing people from ‘death unto life’ helping them experience transformational life in Christ).
  7. The baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8, 2:1-4; 10:44-46;) is a gift available to believers subsequent to the new birth, with normal evidence of speaking in other tongues (Acts 19:6; 1Cor 14:4-5).
  8. In the sacraments of the Lord’s Supper(1 Cor 11:23-30) and baptism by full immersion in water for all believers(Mk 1:10; Rom 6:4).
  9. In the resurrection (Jn 11:25-26) of both the saved and the lost; one to everlasting life (1Thes 4:13-19) and the other to everlasting separation from God (what the Bible refers to as hell, 2 Thes. 1:6-10).
  10. In the church being the body of Christ (Eph. 1:22, 23; 1Cor. 12:12-27), and each member being an active part of a local church (Philemon 1:1-2), fulfilling the Great Commission (Mt. 28:16-20).