Beliefs

A basic overview of our beliefs

  • The Bible

    The Holy Bible, containing both Old and New Testaments, is the sole authoritative Word of God. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. The Bible contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.

  • The Trinity

    There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.

  • Jesus

    Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.

  • The Holy Spirit

    The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, the Lord and giver of life. The Holy Spirit was active in the Old Testament, promised by Jesus and poured out on the church in fullness at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit empowers believers for service and witness, cleanses us from our sinful nature and conforms us to the image of Christ.

  • Salvation

    We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.

  • Water Baptism

    Following coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, a new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

  • Sanctification

    Sanctification is the process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us.

  • Holy Spirit Baptism

    The baptism of the Holy Spirit was promised by Jesus and was poured out on the disciples on the Day of Pentecost. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift available to all believers subsequent to salvation and is vital for empowerment and effective Christian living. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by both the gifts and fruit of the Spirit.

  • The Resurrection

    Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.

  • The Second Coming

    Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.

  • Heaven and Hell

    Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all who believe in Jesus Christ. After living one life on earth, all unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell along with the Devil and his Angels.