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What We Believe

We believe there is one God.

  • He eternally exists in 3 distinct persons:  The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are co-equal.
  • God created and sustains the universe.
  • God created the earth and all creatures (including man) and called everything good.

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

We believe people were created in God's image.

  • They were made to reflect God's image in all that they do.
  • They have the potential for tremendous good.

(Genesis 1 and 2)

We believe that all people are disobedient toward God.

  • This disobedience has caused great destruction on earth, and now things are not the way they're supposed be.
  • This disobedience is called sin and separates all humanity from God.

(Genesis 3; Romans 3:23)

We believe that faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to be reconciled to God.

  • Jesus is the son of God who was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life.
  • His death on the cross paid the penalty for our sins.
  • Christ was raised from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death.
  • Christ will one day return to earth to reign.

(John 1:14; 1 John 4:9; John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18; Matthew 21:11; John 19:19; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38; 1 Peter 1:22; Luke 23:1-46; Luke 23:44 - 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1; Matthew 5:22 and 29, 10:28; 18:9; 23:33; 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11, 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5; Jude 7; Philippians 3:20; Revelation 19:1 and 11, 21:1 and 10)

We believe that salvation is a free gift of God, provided by Christ's sacrifice on the cross.

  •  Salvation cannot be purchased or earned.
  • Salvation is received through faith in Christ alone.
  • Faith in Christ is expressed through belief in Jesus Christ, repentance of sin, confession of Christ's lordship, and baptism by immersion.

(Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:1-11, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 10:19-22; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7; Romans 3:23; Titus 3:3-7; Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9-10; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19, 17:30; Romans 10:11-13; Philippians 2:11; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-4)

We believe that those who express their faith in Christ will receive the Holy Spirit to live inside them.

  • The Holy Spirit serves as our comforter, guide, and advocate.
  • The Holy Spirit indwells all Christians--providing guidance in living, understanding in Biblical truth, and prayers before the Father.

(John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14; Acts 2:38; 1 John 4:13; Ephesians 1:13-14)

We believe people were created to exist forever.

  • Every person who follows Jesus Christ will exist eternally in heaven in union with God.
  • Every person who refuses to follow Christ will be eternally separated from God in hell.

(Psalm 16:11; John 14:1-3; Philippians 3:20-21; Revelation 21; Daniel 12:2; Matthew 5:22; Matthew 10:28; Mark 9:44; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:9-15)

We believe the Bible has the final authority on Christian beliefs and as a guide to living.

  • The Bible is inerrant and divinely inspired by God.
  • The Bible was given to people so that we may know and understand the truth of God and his love.

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

We believe that it is the responsibility of all Christians to point a fallen world towards God.

  • We are to declare the good news about Jesus.
  • We are to make disciples.
  • We are to show love and mercy to others.
  • We are to promote truth and justice.

(Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 2:9; Isaiah 1:17; Matthew 22:37-40)

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