What We Believe

About God

God the Father is the Creator of the universe and everything within it. He is all-powerful, all- knowing, ever-present and limitless in love, wisdom and holiness. Mankind was created in His image. God is one essence existing in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 1:26-27 ΙΙ Leviticus 11:44, 19:2 ΙΙ Deuteronomy 32:4 ΙΙ Psalm 90:2 ΙΙ Isaiah 40:26, 45:18 ΙΙ Matthew 5:48 ΙΙ John 3:16, 4:24, 14:8-10 ΙΙ Revelation 4:11, 22:13

About Jesus Christ

Jesus is the Son of God. He is equal with God the Father. He was sent to earth from God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and died on a cross as a perfect sacrifice for all of mankind. He defeated death by rising from the dead after three days. He ascended to the glories of Heaven, and will one day return to reign over the entire earth.

Isaiah 7:14, 9:6 ΙΙ Matthew 1:18-23, 16:16, 28:5-6 ΙΙ Luke 24:46-47 ΙΙ John 1:1-5, 11:25-27, 14:10-30,
17:1-5 ΙΙ Acts 1:9-11, 2:22-24, 7:55-56 ΙΙ Romans 1:3-4, 3:23- 26, 8:1-3 ΙΙ 1 Corinthians 8:6, 15:3-4 ΙΙ Galatians 4:4-5 ΙΙ Philippians 2:5-11 ΙΙ Colossians 1:15 ΙΙ 1 Timothy 2:5-6 ΙΙ Titus 2:11-13 ΙΙ Hebrews 4:14-15

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s spirit in and among mankind. He is equal with the Father and the Son. He draws unbelievers to salvation, and assures believers of their relationship with Christ. He convicts believers of their sin, reveals God’s perfection and offers power and truth. He serves as comforter, gives us spiritual gifts and transforms us into the image of Christ.

Genesis 1:2 ΙΙ Psalm 51:11 ΙΙ Isaiah 61:1-3 ΙΙ Joel 2:28-32 ΙΙ Mark 1:10 ΙΙ Luke 1:35, 4:1, 11:13, 12:12 ΙΙ John 14:16-17, 15:26, 16:7-13 ΙΙ Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 13:2 ΙΙ Romans 8:9-11 ΙΙ 1 Corinthians 3:16 ΙΙ 2 Corinthians 3:16-17 ΙΙ Galatians 5:25 ΙΙ Ephesians 5:18 ΙΙ 2 Peter 1:21 ΙΙ Revelation 22:17

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s inspired, written Word to all mankind. Though it was written down by human authors, God breathed each and every word through them. It is perfect and inerrant throughout, containing the authority and truth of God. Its message is enduring and its power is life-changing.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2 ΙΙ Psalm 12:6, 119:11, 105, 160 ΙΙ Isaiah 40:8 ΙΙ John 17:17 ΙΙ Romans 15:4 ΙΙ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ΙΙ Hebrews 4:12 ΙΙ 1 Peter 1:25

About Mankind

Man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him. That fellowship was broken through sin. Man is incapable of restoring this relationship with God through the works or worth of his own. Only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can man restore his relationship with God.

Genesis 1:27, 2:7, 2:18-22, 3:1-24 ΙΙ Psalm 8:3-6, 32:1-5, 139:14 ΙΙ Jeremiah 17:5 ΙΙ Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2 ΙΙ Acts 17:26-31 ΙΙ Romans 1:19-34, 3:10-18, 3:23, 5:6, 6:6 ΙΙ 1 Corinthians 1:21-31 ΙΙ Ephesians 2:8-9 ΙΙ Colossians 1:21-22

About Salvation

The only hope for mankind is salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation happens when a person puts their full trust in the death and resurrection of Christ as payment for their sin. Salvation brings forgiveness of sins and is the gift of God. Therefore, it cannot be earned through human worth or works.

Isaiah 53:5-6 ΙΙ Matthew 1:21 ΙΙ Luke 1:68-69 ΙΙ John 1:12, 3:16, 5:24, 14:6 ΙΙ Acts 2:21, 4:12 ΙΙ Romans 3:23-25, 5:8-10, 6:23 ΙΙ 1 Corinthians 1:18 ΙΙ 2 Corinthians 5:17- 20 ΙΙ Galatians 3:26 ΙΙ Ephesians 2:8-9 ΙΙ Titus 3:5 ΙΙ Revelation 3:20

About Eternity

Every person will live for eternity in one of two ways. He will either live eternally separated from God by sin, or he will live eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation Hell is a place reserved for those who continually rejected God’s gift of salvation while alive on earth. Heaven is a place of eternal fellowship with God.

John 3:16, 3:36 ΙΙ Romans 6:23 ΙΙ 1 John 2:25, 5:11-13 ΙΙ Romans 6:23 ΙΙ Revelation 20:15

About Eternal Security

Because God gives salvation through Jesus Christ, the true believer whose life has been transformed by the Holy Spirit is eternally secure in that salvation. Salvation is the free gift of God. Just as man cannot obtain salvation by worth or works, he is also unable to “hold on” to salvation on his own. It is the grace and power of God alone that gives the believer his eternal security.

John 10:29 ΙΙ Romans 8:38-39 ΙΙ 2 Timothy 1:12 ΙΙ Hebrews 7:25, 10:10-14 ΙΙ 1 Peter 1:3-5

About the Church

The Church is made up of every follower of Jesus Christ on earth. It is best expressed through local gatherings of believers who are unified in Christ. The church exists to obey the commands of Christ, help one another grow spiritually and spread God’s message of salvation throughout the world. The church is led by the Holy Spirit through the pastors and elders He has called and established.

Matthew 16:18-19 ΙΙ Acts 2:41-47, 20:20 ΙΙ 1 Corinthians 7:17, 12 ΙΙ Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22 ΙΙ Colossians 1:18, 3:15 ΙΙ 1 Timothy 4:14 ΙΙ 1 Peter 5:1-4 ΙΙ Revelation 21:2-3