Our Beliefs

The Bible is the Word of God

We believe that all Scripture (both Old and New Testaments) is inspired by God, inerrant, and useful for our instruction today. Guided by the Holy Spirit and under divine inspiration, holy men of God wrote the Scriptures. Therefore, all Scripture in the original manuscripts is without error. It is also applicable to and profitable for today’s believer (Luke 24:27, 44; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 2:13; 10:11; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21).

The Triune God is the One True God in Three Persons

We believe in the God of the Bible who has made Himself known throughout the ages in varying ways and using various divine names including Yahweh, Elohim, Adonai, and Theos. God is One God, eternally existent in three distinct Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Equally divine, each member of the Trinity possesses the attributes of God, including: Self-existent, self-sufficient, and free; simple and one; perfect; immutable; infinite; true and wise; holy and just; good and faithful; loving and merciful. While each member of the Triune Godhead is equally divine and shares in the same divine essence, each functions in different roles without confusion or inferiority of essence within the ordered Trinity hierarchy. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:18–19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14, 14-16; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 1:1–3)

God the Father is eternally self-existent. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, Sovereign Ruler, Judge over all of Creation, and Compassionate Reconciler who reconciled a sinful world to Himself. From the Father comes forth the Son and the Holy Spirit.

God the Son left His preincarnate position with the Father and assumed a human nature on earth. Christ the God/Man was born of a virgin and existed on earth as the perfect human, all the while maintaining His deity. Jesus’ two natures—divine and human—united in His single Person. In His humanity, Christ is our perfect human example. However, Jesus is God, and for this reason, we are to bow and worship before Him.

God the Holy Spirit is a distinct Person from the Father and the Son. The Spirit demonstrates His own intelligence, emotions, and will, but shares the divine essence of Jesus Christ and the Father. Because He is God, the Spirit is worthy of the same homage and obedience given to the Father and the Son. To resist, quench, grieve, or insult the Holy Spirit is to do so against God. It is through the Holy Spirit that man encounters the Triune God.

Jesus Christ, God Himself, is the Messiah

Jesus Christ—the Son of God, God Himself, the exact representation of the Father—is the long-awaited Messiah whose appearance on earth was promised by God after the fall in the Garden of Eden. Born of the virgin Mary, Jesus Christ condescended Himself, stepping out of Heaven and into our world in human form for the purposes of revealing the Father to man and to offer man the salvation that would restore him to the Father. Fully God and fully man, Jesus Christ humbled Himself to the point of death (physical death suffered on the Cross and spiritual death which separated Him from the Father) to pay the price of sin for all mankind—death. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified on the Cross, died, was raised on the third day, and ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding on our behalf. We believe that Christ will come again and live in anticipation of His return to earth to bind Satan and relieve creation from his torment, to restore Israel to her own land and fulfill God’s covenant promises to her, and to bring the whole world to the knowledge of God. (Gen. 3:15, Ezek. 37:21–28; Matt. 24:15–25:46; John 14:7-14; Acts 15:16–17; Rom. 3:23; 6:23; 8:19–23; 11:25–27; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 1; Rev. 20:1–3)

Salvation of Man is by Faith Alone in Jesus Christ

We believe that man was originally created in the image of God. He fell through sin which resulted in spiritual death (separation from God). Since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, the sin nature (total depravity of human nature) has been transmitted to all mankind. We believe that God’s penalty for sin is death (spiritual and physical) and that all men have sinned, with the exception of Jesus Christ, the God-Man, who was born and lived on earth without sin to serve as the perfect sacrifice for the sin of the human race. On the Cross, Jesus Christ paid the full price for sin, once for all mankind and all time. Those who recognize their sin nature and place their trust in Jesus as the One who paid the penalty for sin (spiritual death/eternal separation from God) receive the Lord’s salvation and the gift of eternal life with God. We believe that there is nothing that man can do to earn, keep, or lose their salvation which is a gift from God. (Isa. 64:6;Matt. 26:28; Rom. 3:23; 5:6–9; 6:23; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; 6:15; Eph. 1:7; Phil. 3:4–9; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:18–19, 23)

The Christian Life is a Life of Obedience to God

We believe that all Christians should live their lives for Christ and not for themselves. Christians are called to live a holy life that glorifies and honors God. However, although we have received salvation from the spiritual death of sin we retain our sin nature which constantly challenges our desire to live according to God's will. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Holy Spirit, every believer can overcome the sin nature, spiritually mature, and be conformed to the image of our perfect human example - Jesus Christ. (Rom. 6:11–13; 8:2, 4, 12–13; Gal. 5:16–23; Eph. 4:22–24; Col. 2:1–10; 1 Pet. 1:14–16;  1 John 1:4–7; 3:5–9)

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