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OUR BELIEFS

1.  About God

We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God:  infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose.  This one true God has revealed Himself as Father in Creation, as Son in redemption and as the Holy Spirit that dwells within us.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 44:6; Ephesians 4:5-6; I Corinthians 8:4; James 2:19; Revelation 4:2

2.  About The Bible    

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a divine revelation from God to man.  We accept the Scriptures as the supreme source and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.  Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 19:7-10

3.  About Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin; that He lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and bodily rose from the grave; and that He has been exalted to the throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man.  We believe that through His death and life we have personal salvation and power for victorious living. Matt 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14; John 14:10-30; I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:14-16; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Colossians 2:9; John 20:28; II Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 1:15

4.  About Salvation
We believe that all men have sinned and stand in need of redemption.   “In Him (Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7, John 1:29, Isaiah 1:18, Romans 3:25) Those repenting and being born again become children of God and heirs with Christ. Romans 6:23; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 6:1-7; II Corinthians 5:17; Luke 13:3; I Peter 3:21; Romans 8:1-16; John 3:5; Acts 2:38

5.  About The Holy Spirit 

We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is available for all New Testament believers.  The Holy Spirit provided the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. (John 16:7-13, 14: 16-18; Acts 1:4-8; Acts 2:38-39; II Corinthians 3:17; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25)

6.  About The Church 

The church is intended to carry out the work of Christ in the world, through evangelism, discipleship and ministries.
(Colossians 1:18, Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Ephesians 1:22-23, Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 10:25)

As the body of Christ on earth, the church offers hope to mankind.  The church is one body made up of many members (all over the world), diverse in their gifts and callings.  God has ordained church government and He gives various ministries, roles, tasks or offices. (I Peter 2:9; I Corinthians 12:12-31; Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 2:22; I Thessalonians 5:12-13; Hebrews 13:17)

7.  About Eternity
Every person has an eternal soul  (Matthew 25:46, Hebrews 5:9, 9:12, John 4:36) God has promised eternal, everlasting life to those who believe in Him and are set free from sin. (Daniel 12:2-3, Romans 6:22, John 10:28, 3:16-17, 1 John 5:11-13, Revelation 21:2-7) We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.  We believe that Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”  John 14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 2:9 (John 3:16; John 14:1-3; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; I Corinthians 2:7-9; Revelation 20:15; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Philippians 3:20-21; I Corinthians 15:51-54; Revelation 22:17, 20)

 

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