what we believe:
We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God, so that it is without error in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its truth and accuracy, so that it is the divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life. (Matthew 5:18; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in the one, true God, who exists in three persons of the, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are one in essence and nature.(Gen. 1:26, Mt. 28:19, Jn. 10:30).
We believe God created man in his own image, to fellowship with and serve him forever, but that man has been separated from God by his sin, and as such stands condemned.(Gen. 1:26-27, Rom. 3:22, 5:12, 6:23).
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God in the flesh and fully man, that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and performed mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four gospels. We believe that He was crucified, shed His blood, and died to pay the penalty for our sins and was raised bodily from the dead on the third day, and has ascended to the Father, where He acts as the mediator, intercessor, and advocate of all true believers. It is His resurrection that confirms the truth of who He is, the finality of his work, and the assurance of our own resurrection. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; Hebrews 1:1-2, 7:25; Luke 1:30-35; Ephesians 4:8; John 1:1-5, 10-14, 14:3; Colossians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:3,11; Revelation 20:4)
We believe that salvation is a gift from God and is received by man through personal faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for our sin. We believe that man is justified by grace through faith apart from works and that all true believers, once saved, are kept secure in Christ forever. (Acts 13:38-39; Romans 4:5, 6:23, 8:1, 38-39; John 10:27-29; Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe in the person and work of God the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and who indwells all believers, empowering them to live in, through, and for God. (Jn. 16:5-15, Rom. 8:9-16, Gal. 5:16-25).
We believe in the oneness of the Body of Christ, His church composed of all believers in Christ, irrespective of age, gender, race, culture, or doctrinal/denominational affiliations. (Gal. 3:26-28, Eph. 4:3-6, Col. 3:11).
We believe in the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting glory and the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting conscious punishment. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Titus 2:11-13; John 14:1-6; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:11-15; 2 Peter 3:10)