STATEMENT OF FAITH

THE BIBLE

The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit …each possessing all the attributes of Deity.
Genesis 1:1,26,273:22Psalm 90:2Matthew 28:19I Peter 1:2II Corinthians 13:14

We believe that all of Scripture originated from God and that it was revealed to individuals chosen specifically for that purpose. Scripture speaks with the authority of God, while reflecting the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of the human authors. We hold that the Scriptures, in their original manuscript, are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.

GOD the FATHER

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace - not human effort - and must be received personally by repentance and faith.
Genesis 1:1,26,273:22Psalm 90:2Matthew 28:19I Peter 1:2II Corinthians 13:14

JESUS CHRIST – GOD THE SON

Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history.
Matthew 1:22-23Isaiah 9:6John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30Hebrews 4:14-15I Corinthians 15:3-4Romans 1:3-4Acts 1:9-11I Timothy 6:14-15Titus 2:13

THE HOLY SPIRIT – GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. The Holy Spirit will always guide us to truth. In the Book of Acts, they were all together in one accord. Armed with this information, you will have a good reason to seek God concerning this subject. And when you seek Him, He will respond. Get ready, for you are about to be empowered.
Acts 2:1-4

This experience will bring you to an entirely new level of Christian living. When you gave your life to Christ, you were filled with the Spirit, but the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a totally different experience, separate and apart from being born again. It is an overflowing, a bubbling over that comes to the believer, and it further enriches the Christian experience in many varied ways.

SALVATION

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23Ephesians 2:8-9John 14:6 & 1:12Titus 3:5Galatians 3:26Romans 5:1