What We Believe About …
There is one true, living God. He is revealed to us in three persons:
- The Father
- The Son
- The Holy Spirit
Each person is a co-equal and eternal.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came and lived on earth, fully man, fully God, through a miraculous conception and birth to a virgin. He lived without sin and chose to pay the price for the sin of mankind through His physical death. Through the power of God, He arose from dead and ascended to heaven.
The 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired and complete revelation of God’s will concerning mankind. It was written down by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is truth without error.
Salvation & The Human Condition
God created people to be in fellowship with Him. Originally in perfect relationship, the first humans made a choice of disobedience (God allows us choices) for which God clearly outlined consequences. The outcome was separation from God’s fellowship. God’s means of restoring relationship with people is only through faith in His grace. This grace was extended to us through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.
No human work or goodness can restore our relationship with God.
The Holy Spirit
The third person God who is present in the world:
- He brings awareness of our need for salvation.
- He lives in the believer providing such help as understanding of scriptures, personal guidance and renewing of mind.
- The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a distinct experience, as a believer, that engages God’s supernatural power and gifts in our lives as listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10.
Those who truly acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and are united with Him make up the many parts of the body of Christ. Though local churches may vary in “personality” we are united in our obedience to Christ and His purpose to make Him known, bringing glory to God.
Humans are eternal beings. Each person will exist eternally either:
- Separated from God, condemned by sin
- In union with God through forgiveness and salvation. This existence in His presence is eternal life.
Water baptism is an outward expression by a believer that states a commitment to new life in Christ
Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper, is a celebration to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for our salvation, forgiveness and healing.