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THE SCRIPTURES
We believe in

  • in the complete inspiration of the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21), and
  • that both the Old and New Testaments are inerrant (John 5:18; Proverbs 30:5) in the original writings and are the supreme and final authority for faith and life (Matthew 4:4).

THE GODHEAD
We believe in

  • the Godhead exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three Persons are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections.

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
We believe in

  • His eternal existence as God (John 8:58; Micah 5:2; Colossians 2:9);
  • His Incarnation and Virgin Birth (John 1:14; Matthew 1:23);
  • His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15);
  • His death on the cross as the substitutionary atonement for sin (Hebrews 2:17; Romans 3:25);
  • His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:4);
  • His present ministry in heaven interceding (Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1), preparing an eternal home (John 14:3), constructing the Body of Christ (Matthew 16:18), and answering prayer (John 14:14); and
  • His personal, future return to earth (Mark 13:26; Revelation 22:20)

THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead,

  • convicts men of sin (John 16:8-11), regenerates (Titus 3:5), baptizes (Matthew 3:11; Ephesians 4:5), indwells the believer (1 Corinthians 6:19), seals the believer until the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30, 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:22), and sets apart believers unto a holy life (2 Timothy 1:9);
  • keeps and empowers believers day by day; and
  • guides and teaches believers into all truth (John 16:13-15, 14:26).

MAN
We believe that

  • man was created in God's image as innocent and pure (Genesis 1:26), and
  • Adam fell through the sin of disobedience (Genesis 3).

Therefore,

  • all men are corrupted in body, soul, and spirit and become children of wrath (Ephesians 2:1-3); and
  • all men need redemption (Romans 3:23-24).

SALVATION
We believe that

  • salvation is by grace, a free gift of God apart from works (Ephesians 2:5-9); salvation requires repentance, a turning from one's own way to God's way (2 Corinthians 7:10);
  • salvation is through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 3:22);
  • all who commit their lives to Jesus Christ are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become the children of God (John  1:12); and
  • true salvation will be manifested by a changed life (Matthew 7:16; Luke 3:8; Acts 26:20).

THE FUTURE
We believe in

  • the personal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth (Mark 13:26,27; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17);
  • the bodily resurrection of the righteous to the eternal dwelling in the glory of God's presence (Thessalonians 4:16,17; John 14:2,3); and the bodily resurrection of the unrighteous to judgment and everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15).


    
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