Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

We believe…

That the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired Word of God, the final and trustworthy authority for faith and practice.  Deut. 4:1-2; II Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21

That there is only one true and eternal God consisting of three co-equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; John 4:24, 14:6-13; Gal. 4:6; II Peter 1:17; Psalm 2:7ff; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-18; Heb. 1:8; Psalm 51:11; I John 4:13; Acts 5:3-4

That God created humankind in the Divine image.  Gen. 1:26-30; Eph. 2:1-22; Rom. 1:19-32, 5:12-21

That Jesus Christ is God’s Son, fully divine and fully human, the eternal and pre-existent Word.  Heb. 1:1-3; 4:14-15; John 1:1-3, 14

That God offers forgiveness of sin and justification through faith in Christ Jesus apart from works.  Matt. 22:37-38, 28:18-28; Acts 1:8; Eph. 2:8-22

That the Church is a community of faith consisting of regenerated believers with Christ as Lord.  Matt. 16:15-19; Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 16:30-33; I Cor. 11:23-26; Eph. 1:22-23; Heb. 10:23-25; I Cor. 6:19

That the Church is called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and God’s reconciling grace in the power of the Holy Spirit, inviting persons to receive salvation and follow Christ as His disciples.  Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Gal. 3:26-28; James 1:27, 2:8

That Jesus Christ will return visibly, at which time He will raise the dead and judge all people.  Matt. 24:29-31, 25:31-46; I Thess. 4:14-18; Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15