WHAT WE BELIEVE
We're Bible-based in that we seek to base all of our beliefs and our lifestyle on explicit passages of the Bible or on biblical principles. Based on Scripture, we believe the following...
About the Bible
The Bible is the literal Word of God, a divine revelation from God to man that is applicable to our lives today. We accept it as the authority for salvation and Christian living.
(II Timothy 3:15-17)
There is one God. He is the one ever-living, eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This God has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son, Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16)
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
(Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9)
About the Gospel
The saving Gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the Gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection) (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4).
About the Church and Christian Living
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. We believe the Church has been "called out" of the world to be a habitation of God through the Spirit. As the body of Christ on earth, the church offers hope to mankind. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today.
(Mark 12:28-31; II Corithians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10)
About the Future
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and final judgement. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death.
(I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11, 15)