WHAT WE BELIEVE … ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, and that men were
moved by the Spirit of God to write the words of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible
contains God’s truth, and shows us how to live our lives in Christ.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Hebrews 4:12
WHAT WE BELIEVE … ABOUT GOD
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit. God has existed forever and created the universe and everything in it.
Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Hebrews 11:3; Matthew 28:19-20
WHAT WE BELIEVE … ABOUT JESUS
We believe that Jesus is fully God, and was also fully human. Born of a virgin,
He came to earth to reveal God to mankind, and to sacrifice His life on the cross
as the Savior of the world. His resurrection from the dead validated both His
identity and His promises.
John 1:1-2,14; Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
WHAT WE BELIEVE … ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is God. He influences the entire world, but He lives in
the hearts of believers. He marks us as God’s possession, empowers us to live
out godly character, and equips us to serve.
John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:4
WHAT WE BELIEVE … ABOUT MANKIND
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have a personal
relationship with Him, but became alienated in that relationship through sinful
disobedience. As a result, we are incapable of regaining a right relationship with
God through our own effort.
Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12; Titus 3:5
WHAT WE BELIEVE … ABOUT SALVATION
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole
basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when we repent
of our sins and surrender our lives to Jesus Christ. Baptism by immersion
embodies death to the old way of living, and new birth through the Holy Spirit.
Once we are adopted into God’s family, we are assured of eternal life. By
obedience to the Bible and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer
should mature and become more like Jesus Christ.
John 3:16; Ephesians 1:7; Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 8:5
WHAT WE BELIEVE … ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that Jesus Christ established the church as His primary method of
building His Kingdom until His return. The purpose of the church is to glorify God
by loving Him, serving Him, and making Him known to the world.
Matthew 16:16-18; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42
WHAT WE BELIEVE … ABOUT THE FUTURE
We believe that heaven and hell are real places. When we die, our decision to
surrender to Christ in this life will determine our eternal destiny. Jesus will literally
return one day to earth, bringing an end to history as we know it, and ushering in
eternity for all people.
Acts 1:11; Hebrews 9:27-28; Matthew 25:46