We believe the BIBLE is the only source where true doctrine can be attained. The scriptures are the inspired, inerrant, and infallible writings of God. No other writings are similarly inspired by God, nor should any other writings have equal authority over the life of believers.
We believe JESUS is the second eternal Person of the Trinity. He came to earth to redeem mankind from rebellion against God. Born of a virgin, He had both human and divine natures. He was without sin, which allowed Him to be the perfect, unblemished sacrifice for mankind’s sinful state. Jesus chose to be our substitute by dying on the cross, and three days later He rose from the dead, later ascending into heaven. He now sits at the right hand of God the Father where He continues to serve as mediator between the Father and man. All who believe and trust in Him for salvation will be cleansed and will have eternal life. Jesus is the only way to obtain eternal life in heaven.
We believe GOD the Father is not only the First Person of the Trinity, but also the Creator of the world. The Bible describes God the Father as a loving, caring, and just God who is to be feared (respected) at all times. He is continually working throughout time to fulfill His redemptive purposes in our lives.
We believe the HOLY SPIRIT is the third Person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit has been sent to the earth to apply the redemptive work of Christ to mankind. Before salvation takes place, the Holy Spirit convicts the unbeliever of their sin and directs them to Christ for their salvation. At the time of salvation, one permanently receives the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit fills the believer in order to give wisdom, assurance, direction, comfort, companionship and power for evangelism. The Holy Spirit also endows each believer with spiritual gifts (which we believe all are still operative and desirable to be used in ministry) that the body of Christ may be complete and experience growth.
We believe SALVATION to be essential in order for man to be in union with God. God created man, to be in perfect fellowship with Him. When manind chose to sin by defying God and by going his own way, he alienated himself from God, making it impossible to please God. Therefore, salvation of mankind was and is a total gift of God’s free grace, not a result of any form of works. When man completely trusts in Christ for his salvation and repents from his sin, he will experience permanent and eternal fellowship with God.
We believe every person who has lived or will live, lives an ETERNAL LIFE. The person who is “in Christ” will live forever in fellowship with God. Those not “in Christ” will live eternally separated from God.
We believe the one true CHURCH is composed of all who acknowledge Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The church is to meet regularly to devote themselves to service. The ultimate purpose of the church is to glorify, worship and fellowship with God.
We believe that the KINGDOM OF GOD is simply the rule and reign of King Jesus, of which there will be no end. It is an everlasting Kingdom and will prevail over all other kingdoms. His Kingdom brings an ever-increasing order and peace into every area of life. The Kingdom of God is the central theme of Christ’s teaching and the Bible.