What We Believe
 
 
 
 

In essential beliefs – we have unity

There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called – one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all (Ephesians 4:4-6).
 

In non-essential beliefs – we have liberty

Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God (Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22).
 

In all our beliefs – we have charity

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing (1 Corinthians 13:2).
 

The Essentials We Believe

1. About God

God is the Creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 16, 17; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
 

2. About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless, human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15
 

3. About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make all aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under the Holy Spirit’s guidance daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
 

4. About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
 

5. About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like God in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23
 

6. About Salvation

We believe salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. It is  only received by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness and confessing our sins, and that the Bible commands every believer in Christ to be baptized by immersion. Romans 5:1; 6:3-6, 23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Acts 2:38.
 

7. About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with God is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 2;25; 3:16; Romans 6:22-23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46