Category: About Us
What We Believe
1. Revelation, Scripture, and Authority
We believe God is revealed in creation, in the Bible, and in Jesus Christ. The Bible, all sixty-six Old and New Testament books, are divinely authoritative in all they affirm. We believe that the Holy Spirit dynamically superintended the verbal expressions of the human authors of the Bible so that the very thoughts God intended were accurately recorded in the Bible. We believe the Bible is inerrant as to fact and infallibly trustworthy as to truth. Our present Bible continues to bear the final authoritative instruction of God for the church and the world.
2. The Divine Trinity
We believe in God, the one triune, infinite, personal spirit who created and governs all things and who is the sole object of our worship. This one God has always existed in eternal relationship as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each identical in nature, equal in power and glory, and having precisely the same divine attributes.
3. God the Father
We believe that God the Father is the holy and loving Creator of all things. Unlimited in time, space, knowledge, and power, the Father has planned all that comes to pass.
4. God the Son
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He became man, without ceasing to be God, and was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order to redeem sinful humanity. He satisfied God's holy and just demands by dying as our substitute on the cross. He assured our redemption by His resurrection from the dead. We believe Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is exalted at the right hand of the Father.
5. God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the transforming agent who effectively imparts Christ's new life to all who believe. He baptizes them into the body of Christ, dwells within all believers, seals them for the day of redemption, and empowers them in holiness and love to serve God and His church.
6. The Creation and Fall of Humanity
We believe that all human beings are created in the image of God. Through Adam's disobedience, we by nature became alienated from God, acquired a destructive disposition to sin, and came under the judicial sentence of death.
We believe that salvation is the gift of God offered to all humanity by grace and received through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
8. The Church
We believe the Church, having begun at Pentecost, is the body of Christ and the temple of the Holy Spirit, a spiritual community of all believers.
9. Human Destiny
We believe in the physical resurrection of the believers and the unbelievers: the believers to eternal fellowship with God (Heaven), the unbelievers to eternal punishment (Hell). We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ will return, and a glorious new heaven and earth where redeemed humanity will dwell forever with God.
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