BELIEFS

 

God – There is but one God who is eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are co-equal and each possesses all the attributes of God. God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and all that is in it.

Jesus Christ – Jesus is the Son of God, one with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Born of a virgin, he lived a sinless life, died on the cross for all sin, was raised from the grave after three days to become our Savior. He ascended into heaven and will one day return again to earth as Judge and King.

Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is one with the Father and Jesus Christ and serves as our comforter, guide, and advocate. Those who accept Jesus as their Savior receive the Holy Spirit to live inside them. The Spirit gives Christians guidance in living, an understanding of the Bible, and prayerfully intercedes for them.

The Bible – The Bible is God’s Word and serves as our foundation and final authority on Christian beliefs and guide to living. It is divinely inspired by God and is without error. It was given to mankind so that we might know and understand God’s truth and love.

Humanity – We were made by God in His image and were created to worship Him. Although people have the capacity to do good, they willfully sin against God and are consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.

Forgiveness – Forgiveness of sins and promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord.

Salvation – Salvation can neither be purchased nor earned. It is a free gift from God, available only through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and received through faith. It is available to anyone who accepts Jesus as their Savior and Lord. That faith is expressed through repentance of sin and baptism by immersion.

The Church – The Church is the body of Christ, which exists to save the lost and edify the saved.

Eternity – People were created to live forever. Every person will spend eternity, either in union with God in heaven or separated from God in hell. Those who accept Jesus as Savior and follow Him, will live eternally with God; those who refuse to accept Jesus as Savior will spend eternity in hell.