What We Believe
We believe in one God, creator of all things both visible and invisible, who is infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; John 14:9)
We believe that Jesus Christ was both fully God and fully man, having been conceived supernaturally by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
We believe He died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures, was buried, arose bodily from the dead, was seen by many, and is now our advocate with God the Father in heaven.
(Isaiah 7:14; Colossians 1:15; Philippians 2:5-8; Matthew 1:18-25)
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to reveal and explain the reality of the person of Jesus Christ; and convict men of sin, and then to indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for righteous living and service for Christ in the world.
We believe it is a privilege and duty granted to every Christian being filled with the Holy Spirit, to live a holy life, and to be ever ready for the return of Jesus and in the meantime, each should “Occupy,” keeping busy in His will, and in His service.
(John 16:7-15; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Acts 1:8; John 7:37-39; John 14:16-20)
We believe that man was originally created in the image of God but willfully chose to reject God, fell into sin, and is therefore lost. Such being the case, human beings can only regain intimate fellowship with God and salvation from eternal judgment through personal repentance from sin, the placing of their personal faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the subsequent regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12-21; John 3:16; John 10:27-29; Acts 4:12)
We accept the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God, without error in its original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21)
We believe that the true church is composed of all people throughout human history who have placed their personal faith in Jesus Christ. These people have been joined in a unique relationship with each other forming a new society of people called “the Church” with Jesus Christ being the authoritative leader of this new community of people. (Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 1:4-6, 22-23, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)
We believe in the personal and imminent return of Jesus Christ to Earth again to judge the world and set up His eternal kingdom. This personal return has a vital bearing on the personal life and on the service of each believer who follows Him. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Revelation 20:1-6, Titus 2:11-14)
We believe in the resurrection of the dead – the resurrection of believers to everlasting life and joy with the Lord in heaven, and the resurrection of unbelievers to judgment and the punishment of eternal separation from God in hell. (1 Corinthians 15:12-28; Revelation 19:19-20)