WHAT WE BELIEVE

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8  


The Trinity

We teach that the coexistence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in the unity of the Godhead is the Trinity. God eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy spirit. These three are co-equal, co-eternal, and are one God.

(Genesis 1:1,26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)


God the Father

We teach that God is the Creator and sustainer of the universe. He is changeless, all powerful, all knowing and is everywhere. He is eternal, holy, righteous, and is truth. The Bible does not seek to prove the existence of God; it simply affirms His existence by declaring, "In the beginning God..." (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 1:12; Genesis 17:1; Genesis 18:14; Job 38:39; Revelation 1:8)


God the Son

We teach that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and possesses all the attributes of diety. Born of a virgin, He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to the right hand of the Father and will return again someday to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; Hebrews 4:4-16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4: Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Isaiah 7:14; Hebrews1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-18;

Revelation 19:11-16)


God the Holy Spirit

We teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine person possessing all the attributes of God. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit lives in the life of every believer. He develops a Christ-like character in believers, empowers them for ministry and brings comfort in times of hurt. (Mark 1:8; Acts 2:4; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Galatians 5:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:8)


The Bible

We teach that the Bible is God's infallible, authoritative Word to us. It is written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:89, 105, 160; Proverbs 30:5; Mark 13:31; Isaiah 40:8) 


Man

We teach that man was made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Man was 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 towards God called "sin". Sin separates people from God and keeps us from a right relationship with God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8) 


God the Holy Spirit

We teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine person possessing all the attributes of God. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit lives in the life of every believer. He develops a Christ-like character in believers, empowers them for ministry and brings comfort in times of hurt. (Mark 1:8; Acts 2:4; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Galatians 5:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:8)


Man

We teach that man was made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Man was 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 towards God called "sin". Sin separates people from God and keeps us from a right relationship with God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8) 


Salvation

We teach that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and is wholly of God on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works. Trusting in Jesus Christ alone as God's free gift and offer of forgiveness results in being saved from sin's penalty. When we admit that we are sinners, recognize that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, rose again on the third day, and believe on Him, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment we repent and receive Jesus Christ into our lives by faith. Once saved, the redeemed are kept by God's power and thus secure in Christ forever. (Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9; I Peter 1:18-19; Titus 3:5-6; Romans 6:23; John 14:6; Acts 3:19; 17:30;

Galatians 3:26; Acts 16:31; John 1:12; Romans 10:9; John 6:37-40; 10:28-29; I Corinthians 15:3-5)


Eternal Destiny

We teach people were created to exist forever. We 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 Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16-18; I John 2:25; I John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15;

Matthew 25:44, 46; Philippians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-8)


Salvation

We teach that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and is wholly of God on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works. Trusting in Jesus Christ alone as God's free gift and offer of forgiveness results in being saved from sin's penalty. When we admit that we are sinners, recognize that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, rose again on the third day, and believe on Him, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment we repent and receive Jesus Christ into our lives by faith. Once saved, the redeemed are kept by God's power and thus secure in Christ forever. (Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9; I Peter 1:18-19; Titus 3:5-6; Romans 6:23; John 14:6; Acts 3:19; 17:30;

Galatians 3:26; Acts 16:31; John 1:12; Romans 10:9; John 6:37-40; 10:28-29; I Corinthians 15:3-5)


Eternal Destiny

We teach people were created to exist forever. We 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 Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16-18; I John 2:25; I John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15;

Matthew 25:44, 46; Philippians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-8)