Beliefs

 

What We Believe

 

God

We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit. 

(Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus

We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man at the same time, who became like us to bring about our salvation.  

(Matthew 1:20-25, 16:15-16; John 1:1-19)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation. 

(John 14:15-18, 16:7-15; Romans 8:1-17)

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, giving us all we need to know about how to be saved.

(2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

Sin

We believe that we are all sinners by both nature and act and need God's forgiveness. 

(Genesis 3; Romans 3:23, 5:12-14, 6:15-21)

New Life in Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross and that, by personally believing and accepting that He died to pay for our sins, we can be restored in a right relation to God.

(Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-17)

We believe that God has enabled us to turn to Him from sin but that He has not forced us to do so.

(Genesis 2:16-17; John 1;12; Galatians 6:7-8)

We believe that each person must admit they have sinned, repent, turn away from his sins, and trust Christ to accept Him.

(Isaiah 55:6-7; Acts 17:30-31)

We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ our record of sin is wiped away, and we are given new life, therefore becoming part of God's family.

(Acts 13:39; Titus 3:4-7; Galatians 4:4-7) 

We believe that after receiving this new life in Christ, we need the fullness of God's Spirit in our hearts. (Sanctification) When we make a complete commitment to Him, He cleanses our spirit, fills us with His perfect love, and gives us the power to live victoriously.

(Matthew 3:11, 22:37-40; 1 John 4:17-18)

The Church

We believe the Church is the Body of Christ in the world today. It is called together by the Holy Spirit, through the Word, for the purpose of fulfilling God's plan for the world until Christ returns. 

(1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Ephesians 5:25-27) 

Baptism

We believe in baptism as an outward sign of an inward belief in Jesus and urge people to be baptized as Christians. 

(Matthew 26:16-20; Acts 2:37-4)

Communion

We believe in the Lord's supper (communion or eucharist) as a means of grace and encourage believers to participate in the taking of the bread (body) and cup (blood) of Jesus in remembrance of His death for us.  

(Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32)

Divine Healing

We believe God can heal. We pray for healing. We also believe that God can work through medical science. 

(2 Corinthians 12:7-10; James 5:13-16)

The Future

We believe that Jesus is coming again. 

(John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) 

We believe that everyone will face the judgment of God with its rewards and punishments.

(Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:11-15)