We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testament, is fully inspired by God, without error, and is the final authority for all things pertaining to life and godliness.
2 Tim 3.16, 2 Pet 1.21 , 1 Pet 1.3
What that means in real life: If we have questions about how God would want us to handle particular situations in life, we can trust God's Word to guide us in the way we should go. Oftentimes this will be directly opposite of the way the world is going, but God's way is always the best way.
We believe that there is one God who is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and by Him all things were made.
Eph 4.4-6, John 1.3, John 5.7
What that means in real life: This is one of the great truths of God's Word. We can't fully comprehend how this is possible, actually we can't hardly comprehend it at all. However, rather than discouraging our faith, it encourages us because our God is so awesome that our feeble, limited minds can't begin to grasp Who He is!
We believe that all people were created in the image of God, and that all have sinned and separated themselves from a relationship with God.Gen 1.27, Isa 59.2, Rom 3
What that means in real life: That all human life is special and that each one of us is unique in God's Kingdom plan. This means that every soul, even those in rebellion against the Lord, is special to Him.
We believe that Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh, that He was born of the virgin, lived a sinless life, paid the penalty for all sin upon the cross, was buried, rose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father according to the scriptures. John 1.14, Isa 7.14, 2 Cor 5.21, 1 Cor 15.1-4, Mark 16.19
What that means in real life: That Christ is our role model and our intercessor. If we ever want to know how God would handle a situation, we simply need to find out how Christ handled a similar situation and we have our answer. Jesus is not just another man, He is God, and as such deserves our worship and our allegiance.Church
We believe that as a result of Jesus Christ's substitutionary death, man can receive eternal reconciliation, being restored to a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Cor. 5:20, Col 2.13, John 5.11-12, Rom 10.9-10
What that means in real life: This is the task of every Christian, striving in every way possible to reconcile men with God. Our church has a goal of equipping every member with the tools needed to be able to share their faith and then to encourage them to do just that as the Holy Spirit gives opportunity.
We believe that God, in the person of the Holy Spirit, is presently working in the hearts of His people to conform them to His own image, and to reconcile the world to Himself through various gifts, which He distributes to His church for the ministry as He wills. John 14.16-17, 2 Cor 3.18, 2 Cor 5.19, 1 Cor 12.7-11
What that means in real life: Since the Holy Spirit does give each believer gifts that are to be used to edify the Body of Christ, our goal as a church is to help people discover those gifts and then to develop them through ministry.
We believe that Jesus Christ will return as promised in the scriptures, and will receive to Himself those who have trusted in Him and will separate from Himself for all eternity those who have rejected the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. John 14.1-3, 2 Thess 1.7-9
What that means in real life: Through the early history of the church this was the motivating doctrine. Prophecy was not taught to educate but rather to motivate believers to action. We believe that Christ could return at any time. This should push us to action. First of all, there are only a limited number of opportunities to share God's love with others. Secondly, we are going to answer to God as to how we followed through with His Great Commission.
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