What We Believe

WE BELIEVE:

THE BIBLE is the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. The Bible is the final authority and it addresses issues for every individual Christian, as well as for the group. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21, John 10:35)

ONE GOD has eternally existed manifesting as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All things were created by Him and for Him. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 45:21-22, Matthew 28:19, Colossians 1:16)

GOD THE SON became flesh as a human being and is called Jesus the Christ. Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless life. He suffered, was crucified and died and was buried. From the state of death He was raised up from death on the third day in agreement with the holy scriptures. He ascended into heaven. He is seated at the right hand of God until His enemies are made His footstool. (John 1:1, 14, Matthew 1:18-25, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 10:12-13)

THE HOLY SPIRIT was sent by the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit regenerates and indwells and seals every believer in Jesus Christ, and He empowers us to live as witnesses for Christ.

WE BELIEVE THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT are available to His saints today. (John 14:16-17, John 16:7-11, Titus 3:5-6, Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 1:13-14, Acts 1:8, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12-14, 1 Peter 4:10-11)

GOD CREATED HUMAN BEINGS, male and female, in His own image. He created them sinless, equal in value, dignity, and worth. According to His purpose and design, men and women are created to fulfill distinct but complementary roles in the contexts of marriage, family, and the local church. (Genesis 1:26-28, Ephesians 5:22-6:4, 1 Timothy 3:1-7)

BECAUSE OF THE FALL all people are sinners by nature and in need of a Savior, and Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior of the world. That salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Him. We believe that all who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:18-19, Matthew 1:21, 1 John 4:14, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9)

THERE IS ONE BODY OF CHRIST, consisting of men and women from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation. We believe that each local group is an expression of that universal church. (Ephesians 4:4, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Revelation 5:9, Acts 2:42-47)

WE BELIEVE ALL GROUPS BE PREPARED for the “hour of trial” which will come upon all who dwell upon the earth. 2 Timothy 3:12. We believe all who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

WE BELIEVE after the tribulation we will be “caught up” in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air at His coming. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, Revelation 3:10)

WE BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD where some will be raised to life, and some raised to eternal damnation. We believe that God will create a new heaven and earth in which righteousness will dwell. We believe that the throne of God and the Lamb (Jesus Christ) will be established in the New Jerusalem forever. (Daniel 12:2, John 5:25-29, Revelation 21:1-22:5)