1. THE BIBLE: We believe that the Holy Scripture is God’s own word, written by men as the Holy Spirit inspired them to write. It is an infallible record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind. The Scriptures are the authoritative and normative rule and guide of all Christian life, practice, and doctrine. As His authoritative and inspired word, the Bible points us towards God Himself, where true and eternal life is found. (2 Peter 1: 20 –21; 2 Timothy 16-17; John 5:38-40).
2. GOD: We believe that there is but one God, eternal, infinite, perfect, and unchangeable. God is one in His essential being, but in this one being there are three persons, called, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He has chosen to reveal Himself to mankind primarily as love. (Gen. 1:26; 11:7; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:21, 22; John 14 -16; Exod. 34:6-7; 1 John 4:7-9).
3. JESUS: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is God. He became man when conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary (Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:18) in order that He might redeem sinful man. Christ became man without ceasing to be God. Christ redeemed man by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, to satisfy God’s judgment against sin and wrath against sinners (Matt. 20:28; John 1: 29; Rom 3:25; 1 John 2:2). Because of the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ, mankind has an all-access pass to God once again, both for a future heaven and now, here on earth through His Holy Spirit (John 10:10, 14:6, 16; 1 Cor. 15:17; 2 Cor. 5:18-20; Heb 10:19-22).
4. HOLY SPIRIT (PT. 1): We believe that the Holy Spirit is the giver of life, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16. 8-11). Through the proclamation of the Gospel He persuades men to repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord. He gives birth to new life and dwells in the life of the regenerated person (John 3:5-6; 6:63). The Holy Spirit has come to glorify the Son, who in turn came to glorify the Father. He leads the believer into understanding and applying the truth of God’s word (John 14:15-17, 25, 26).
5. HOLY SPIRIT (PT. 2): We believe that the Holy Spirit is the active agent in our sanctification (growing up and into our new life in Christ), therefore He seeks to produce the fruit (evidence) of His life in us (Gal. 5: 5:22-23). Though indwelling sin remains a reality while we are on the earth in the flesh, the Spirit of God comes to lead us to the knowledge of our true and righteous nature in heaven so that we can increasingly overcome sinful behavior, even while on earth (Rom. 7:22-24; 2 Cor. 5:16-17). In addition to regeneration and sanctification, the Holy Spirit also empowers believers to serve the body of Jesus Christ and distributes gifts and empowerment for ministry (1 Cor. 12:11). While all believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit at conversion, the scriptures clearly show the need for ongoing empowering of the Spirit (Eph. 5:18).
6. SALVATION: We believe that one is saved by the grace of God and not by character, law or good works (Eph. 2:8-9). The death and resurrection of Christ are adequate for salvation of all and offered to all (1 Peter 3:18). However, salvation is appropriated only by a confession of faith in Christ by a person who truly believes in their heart that God truly loves them and forgives them for every wrong they've done or will do (Rom. 10:9-11; Heb. 9:14) and who admit their inability to save themselves (Acts 4:12) or live a moral life apart from God (John 15:5). Those who repent (change their thinking) and believe (adopt as a core conviction) that Christ is their personal Savior and Lord are born again (regenerated), adopted into the family of God, and receive the gift of eternal life (John 3:16; Romans 3: 21-25).
7. THE FUTURE: We believe that the same Jesus who ascended to heaven (Acts 1:9-11) will come back. The dead in Christ will resurrect from the rest of the dead, and the living believers who will be alive at the time of His coming shall be caught up in the air to Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).