We believe in the Bible as the essential and ultimate basis of our beliefs. It was uniquely, verbally, and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, was written without error in the original manuscripts and God has substantially preserved its truths throughout history.
We believe in one God, infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness and love, the Creator of the universe, existing eternally in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, that He was fully God and fully man, and after having lived a sinless life, voluntarily suffered and died to pay for the penalty of our sins, thus satisfying God’s justice and enabling all those who trust in Him to experience complete forgiveness before God. Jesus Christ rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is at the right hand of God the Father. At a future unknown date, He will return to earth personally, visibly, and bodily.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe 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, gifts and empowers them to live a life pleasing to God.
We believe that man and woman, created in the image of God were innocent before God, but they chose to defy God, and thus sin separated them from their Creator, incurring divine condemnation. This alienation has corrupted human nature making mankind totally incapable of pleasing God in and of themselves. We believe marriage is designed by God and is a life-long, covenantal relationship between one man and one woman, and is intended to give a picture of Christ's loving relationship with his bride, the Church.
We believe that by God’s grace through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, a right relationship with Him is eternally secured, and cannot be achieved through any human endeavor. Believers should be baptized not as a requirement of salvation, but rather in recognition of their newfound relationship.
We believe that the church is composed of all true believers and that its members should gather together in local churches to celebrate God’s presence, learn from God’s Word, commemorate the Lord’s Supper, and seek to express their faith in meaningful ways.
We believe in life beyond death and the bodily resurrection of every person: for those who have received Christ, eternal conscious existence in His presence; for those who have not believed, conscious existence in isolation from God, subject to eternal suffering resulting from the voluntary forfeiture of grace realized through Jesus Christ.