About us: Our Statement of Faith

 

About God

We believe in one true and living God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

 

About Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, co-equal with the Father, in majesty, glory, essence and attributes.  He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross.  He was raised bodily from the dead after three days to demonstrate His victory over sin and death, and He will personally and visibly return in power and glory to restore God's kingdom in righteousness, holiness, and peace

 

About the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Son in majesty, glory, essence and attributes.  He lives in every person from the moment they accept Jesus as their Savior, and provides the Christian the power for living a life pleasing to God, the ability to understand spiritual truth, and gives spiritual gifts to be used in service to God'

 

About the Bible

We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is God's Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  It is without error in all its teachings, and is the supreme and final authority in all matters of belief and conduct

 

About Human Beings

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot have a relationship with God or eternal life apart from repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior

 

About Salvation

We believe that forgiveness of sin, reconciliation to God and eternal life is a free gift from God, based on Jesus Christ's death on the cross.  We cannot earn our salvation by good works or self improvement.  Salvation comes when a person confesses and repents of their sin and receives Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.  Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone and in Jesus Christ alone

 

About Christian Life

We believe that once we have received salvation, we have been born anew, and have been given everything that is necessary to live a life of holiness that honors God.  We are called to the life long journey of growing in our faith.  We will never be perfect but are exhorted to mature in our faith, which is evidenced by an ever deepening intimacy with God and fruitful service in His Kingdom work

 

About the Church

We believe in the universal church which is comprised of all born again believers in Jesus Christ around the world.  We also believe in the local church which is a local group of believers that band together as a congregation to worship, grow in their walk with God, fellowship together as a spiritual family, and to use their spiritual gifts in unity to further God's kingdom.  We believe that the two ordinances of the church are "believer's baptism" (by immersion in water) which is public declaration of the reality of being born again, and the Lord's Supper, in which the bread and juice symbolize the body and the blood of Jesus in His sacrifice on the cross for our sins

 

About the Personality of Satan

We believe that Satan is a person who was the angel Lucifer, who was cast out of heaven because of his prideful rebellion again God.  Demons are those angels who followed Lucifer in his rebellion and were cast out with him.  They are Satan's forces who carry out his evil directives against God and His church.

 

About the Eternal Destiny of Man

We believe there are two possible eternal destinations for humans - heaven or hell.  Heaven is a real place where those who have trusted in Jesus Christ as Savior will live in the presence of God in perfect peace, goodness and security, forever and ever.  Hell is a real place where those who reject Jesus Christ will be separated from God and live in torment forever and ever

 

About Human Sexuality

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman.  We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex

 

About Marriage

We believe that marriage is defined by God as the union of one biological male and one biological female.  All other redefinitions of marriage (including but not limited to polygamous marriage and homosexual marriage) are against God's will

About Human Gender

We believe that gender is determined at conception by God and thus is not to be changed by surgery or any other human means, nor can an individual change his or her gender classification by the way the individual wishes to be known as. Any form of gender reclassification (whether physically by medical means or emotionally by choice) is a rebellion against God’s creative choice.

updated: 11-17-19