What We Believe

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God

God is one, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our triune God is co‐eternal in existence, co‐equal in nature, power, glory, and attributes. (Genesis 1:1‐26, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

 
 
 

The Problem

Humans were created in the image of God, tempted by Satan and sinned. Because of this, we are all under God’s just condemnation. As a consequence of Adam’s fall, human nature is totally depraved. This is a problem. (Genesis. 1:26, Genesis 3, Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 3:10‐20)

 
 
 

The Answer

There is Good News. God saves sinners. He does this by grace, through faith, on the grounds of the death, and bodily resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Anyone who has a saving faith in Jesus is a new creature, delivered from condemnation, adopted, preserved and given eternal life. (John 3:14, Proverbs 28:13, 1 John 1:9, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:4‐9, Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:1)

 
 
 

Jesus

Jesus is fully God and fully man. Jesus’ incarnation was by way of a virgin birth. He lived a real and perfect humanity. His teaching has ultimate authority. Everything written in His Word is infallible. Jesus did the work of atonement for the sin of anyone who would trust in him by His representative, penal substitutionary suffering and death on the cross; His bodily resurrection, His ascension into Heaven; His present high‐priestly intercession for His people; and His lordship over His Church as its supreme Head. We believe that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead. (Matthew 1:18‐25, John 1:1, Luke 1:26-38, Romans 5:6-8, 2 Corinthians 5:21)

 
 
 

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word, and one of the best ways for us to get to know God. The Bible is fully-inspired in the Old and New Testaments. It is authoritative, sufficient, infallible and without error in the original manuscripts. Not only does the Bible contain, but is itself the only written Word of God. We need the teaching of the Holy Spirit for a true and spiritual understanding of the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20‐21, Mark 13:31, John 8:31‐32, John 20:31, Acts 20:32)

 
 
 

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is important in that we are absolutely dependent on the work of the Holy Spirit in conviction of sin, regeneration and sanctification, as well as in ministry and worship. (John 3:5‐8, 14:16‐17, Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Galatians 5:22‐26)

 
 
 

The Church

The Church is composed of the people who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ. Jesus is the Head of the Church. (Ephesians 2:19‐22; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:19‐21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23‐25)

 
 
 

The Mission

Jesus commanded the Church to go into all the world and make disciples of all peoples, baptizing and teaching those who believe. (Matt 28:16‐20, John 20:21‐23; Acts 2:42, Hebrews 10:23‐25)

 

 
 
 

Jesus Comes Back

We eagerly look forward to when Jesus comes back. We believe in the resurrection of the body; the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; the eternal blessedness of believers in Christ in the new creation; and the everlasting, conscious punishment of unbelievers (Matthew 16:27, John 14:3, Philipians 3:20‐21, 1 Thessalonians 4:15, 2 Timothy 4:1, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 1 Corinthians 15, 2 Thessalonians 1:7‐10, Revelation 21‐22, Revelation 20:4‐6,11‐15)