We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe that God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal to the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer from the moment of salvation, guides us into all truth, glorifies Jesus and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us for service.
We believe that humankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but through Adam’s disobedience, the entire human race was separated from God. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way for the forgiveness of sin. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation cannot be earned, it is a gift from God.
We believe that every Christian is called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit. Service includes the sharing of the gospel message to the whole world. We believe strongly that each believer is chosen to declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness and into His wonderful light. To empower believers, the Lord has given us the Holy Spirit who works within us to accomplish His work. Therefore, Scripture calls believers a royal priesthood and provides each of us the privilege and authority to allow the Holy Spirit to equip and empower us to accomplish His work.
We believe that because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in the salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
We believe that man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union 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 places of eternal existence.
We believe that the church is the Body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted, by faith, in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.