What We Believe

What We Believe

“He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” – Luke 10:27

We Believe:

A.       In the verbal, complete inspiration of the Old and New Testaments and hold them to be the inerrant Word of God, the supreme and final authority. (Matt. 5:17-18; II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:20-21; Luke 1:1-3; John 10:35; Luke 16:17; Gen. 3:3,5)

B.       In one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons;  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Isa.. 45:5; Mark 12:29-32; Ps. 90:3; Gen. 1:1; II Cor. 13:14; Matt 28:19; John 6:27; John 1:1-20; Acts 5:3-4)

C.       That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true man and true God.  He lived a sinless life and died for our sins according to the Scriptures…as a representative, substitutionary, and complete sacrifice.  He rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven and is today our High Priest and Advocate.  (John 1:1, 14; Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:26-38; Matt.1:18-25; Isa. 7:14; I Cor.15:3,22; John 3:16; Heb. 4:15-16; I John 3:5; Rom. 19:9-10; II Cor. 5:17, 21; Rom. 5:1-11; Luke 24:23-40; Acts 1:1-11; I Peter 3:22; John 14:8; Heb. 4:14, 5:1-10, 13:5, 7:25)

D.       In the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and of judgments…to regenerate, sanctify, baptize, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He indwells every believer in Christ, and is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.  (John 14:16-17; Matt. 28:19; John 16:7-11; II Thes. 2:7; John 3:5-7; I Cor. 12:13; Eph.1:13; John 16:13; Rom. 8:26-27; Eph. 5:18)

E.       That man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God;  and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, lost and without hope except in His sovereign mercy and grace. (Gen. 1:27; I Cor. 11:7; Rom. 6:23)

F.        That Salvation is received by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ. All who trust in Him alone are justified and assured of eternal life by His shed blood. (Eph. 2:8-9; I John 3:1, 2; Rom. 3:14-17)

G.       That Christians are called to live a holy life of service and testimony for the glory of God and the well-being of their fellow man.  (I Peter 1:15-16; John 12:25-26; Acts  1:8; I Cor. 3:12-15)