We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. There is only one true God, revealed in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
We believe the entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, it is without error. The Bible is the supreme source of truth for beliefs and living.
We believe people are the supreme object of God’s creation. All people were created in the image of God to be like Him in character and to have fellowship with him. However, humanity became alienated in that relationship with God through disobedience. Although man continues to have a tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through human effort alone.
We believe that Jesus became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the world. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven where He now sits at the right hand of the Father. One day He will return to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) and is co-equal with the Father..
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit makes everyone aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit provides power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to, and through, followers of Christ. The purpose of the gifts is to build up the church and convince those who are not followers Christ to the truth of Jesus.
We believe salvation is a gift from God to man. Salvation is available through the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross. This is the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Salvation is for those who choose to place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The church consists of people who, throughout time, have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to be an agency for evangelizing the world, a corporate body in which man may worship God, a vehicle of God’s purpose to build up a body of people being perfected in the image of Jesus, and demonstrate God’s love and compassion to our world.
ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer matures and conforms to the image of Christ. Commitment and responsibility are essential for continual transformation.