BELIEFS

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe in one God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Matthew 5:16,45; 6:1,4,8,9; James 1:17/John 1:1; 14:9 / Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21

God is the Creator of all things visible and invisible

Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3

Jesus Christ is God’s one and only Son

John 1:14; 1 John 4:9 / John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18

Jesus is both fully human and fully divine and was conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary 

Matthew 21:11; John 19:19 / John 1:14; Romans 5;15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1 / Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38

Jesus suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate

Luke 23:1-46

Jesus died and was buried and resurrected from the dead on the third day

Luke 23:44 – 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Jesus ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father

Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1

Jesus will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead

Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3, Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5

The Holy Spirit is an active an operative part of the triune God

John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27

The Holy Spirit indwells in every Christian

1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is without error

Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16;  2 Peter 1:20-21

The Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice

Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12

Man willfully sinned against God and is lost without Jesus

Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23

Salvation, the forgiveness of sin, is only by grace through the blood of Jesus

Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7

You receive God’s grace by putting your faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ as Lord, and being immersed under water into Christ.

Romans 5:1-2 / Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9 / Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15 / Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21

The Church was founded on the Day of Pentecost and consists of all Christians everywhere

Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47

The Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation

Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4