Statement of Faith

 We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth. We are grateful that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ alone.

(Matthew 5:48; Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3; Nehemiah 9:6; Hebrews 1:2-3; Psalm 103:19; Ephesians 1:11; 1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 90:2).

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, sinless in His life, who made atonement for the sin of the world by His shed blood and death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, and His high priestly intercession for His people. We believe in His personal, visible and triumphant return to the world according to His promise.

(Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:14; Hebrews 10:9; John 1:29; I John 2:1-2; John 14:3; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; Acts 1:11).

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, to convince the world of righteousness, of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower those who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit. (John 15:26, 16:8-11; Romans 6:3-6; I Corinthians 12:13; II Thessalonians 2:13; I Peter 1:1-3).

We believe in One God eternally existing in three Persons: FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT. Equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all and governs all. (I John 5:7)

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments fully inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.

(II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Acts 17:11; Isaiah 8:20)

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are sinners by nature and by choice. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.(Genesis 1:27, 2:15-17; Romans 3:10-12, 23; Matthew 25:46)

We believe that all who receive, by faith, Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born again of the Holy Spirit and, therefore, become children of God. We believe that justification means that a person is declared righteous in the sight of God by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
(John 1:12; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 1:13, 2:8-10)

We believe in the Church. A living, spiritual body in which Christ is the Head and of which all believers in Jesus are members. We believe the purpose of the church is to lead believers toward maturity through the Word, fellowship, prayer, and communion. Christ has also committed to the church the responsibility to proclaim to a lost world their need to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to recognize Him has Lord. We believe that Jesus has committed to the local church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion, open to all believers, to be observed until He comes.
(Ephesians 1:22-23; Acts 2:42; Romans 6:4; Acts 2:28; Matthew 28:19Luke 22:19; I Corinthians 11:24)

We serve non-denominationally so that through the love of God we can serve the entire body of Christ. We believe that the only true basis of Christian Fellowship is His Agape Love, which is greater than any differences we may have.

(I Corinthians 12-13)


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