What We Believe

The Bible

The Bible is God's Word to everyone. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is God's revelation of Himself and His plan for the salvation of humanity through His Son Jesus Christ. The Bible contains no errors and it is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and living. (II Timothy 3:14-17; Psalm 12:6 & 119:105, 160)

The Trinity

God is three in one. He eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three each have different roles, yet each possesses equal power and authority. The Trinity is the perfect example of complete love and unity. (Genesis 1:1, 26; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1-4)

God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. And He is our Heavenly Father. He is passionate, loving and faithful. He is all powerful, all seeing and all knowing. He is holy. Most of all, He wants a relationship with us. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:8-9)

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He left heaven and came to earth in order to restore our broken relationship with God. In the flesh He lived the ultimate sinless life and then allowed himself to be sacrificed on a cross for our sins. Three days later He rose from the dead and ascended back into heaven. One day He will return again and reign as King. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; 2 Corinthians 5:20-21; John 20:1-2; Revelation 19:11-16)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is always present in the world to make people aware of their need for Christ. He exposes sin, provides Believers with power for living, gives understanding of spiritual truth, and provides guidance for living right. (Genesis 1:2; John 14:16-17; John 16:7-11)

Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. In the created order, man is the supreme object of God's creation as shown by God's intention to have fellowship with him. However, this fellowship was broken by disobedience to God. This disobedience is called Sin. It is only through Jesus that this relationship with God can be re-established. (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 8:3-8; Romans 3:23-24)

Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can't earn his way back into relationship with the Father. However the moment we ask Christ into our lives, we are saved. Through His death on the cross Jesus took upon Himself our sins and became the final sacrifice necessary to restore us to the Father. (John 3:16-17; Romans 5:1 & 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9)

Eternity

We are eternal beings. That is the image of God in us. As such, man will live forever. Upon physical death, a person will spend eternity either in Heaven or in Hell. God has left the choice to us. (I John 2:25 & 5:11-12; Revelation 20:15)

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Upon salvation, every believer has the Holy Spirit living in them. Without the Spirit, it is impossible to follow Christ. But according to Scripture, there is a greater power from the Holy Spirit available to all Believers who will ask. This power is to assist us in being Christ's witnesses on this earth. As seen in Scripture, this experience is evidenced by speaking in tongues. The Spirit-filled believer should expect and operate in the spiritual gifts as he or she carries on the work of Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8 & 2:4; I Corinthians 12:7-11)

The Church

The church is a local community of the larger body of Believers united through their faith in Christ. These followers are committed to His teachings, to obeying His commands, and to taking the message of His Good News to the rest of the world. The church is a representation of Jesus in our world. (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:25; Mathew 28:18-20)