What We Believe

God

We believe there is one God. He has existed eternally in in three equally divine persons; God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of everything. He has not limitations and can do what He wants when He wants. He is holy in every way. He has chosen by grace to pursue after His people. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 19:26, Luke 15:11-32, 1 John 5:7-8)


The Bible

We believe the Bible is made up of 66 books. It was written by man, but inspired by God. Due to that, the original writings are perfect and without error. The Bible is God's chosen way to communicate to His people. It can not be changed or added to. While the Bible is full of morals, stories, and life direction it is first and foremost a story about God. God uses the Bible to show who He is and His redemptive plan for humanity. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:21, II Peter 1:3)

State of Humanity

God created everything good, but due to the sin of Adam and Eve, sin has entered the world. Humanity are sinners in both action and nature. Even if humanity never sinned, which is impossible, sin has still been passed down from Adam and Eve to every person born. Due to that we are lost and in need of saving. (Genesis 1-3, Romans 3:23,  Romans 5:12)

Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:18, John 1:1, 14, 3:16, I Timothy 3:16,  Hebrews 4:15)

The Crucifixion of the Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was perfect in both action and nature. While on the cross Jesus willing took the sin of the world even though he was perfect. He was then punished by God for our sin in our place.  (Isaiah 53:5-6, 1st Peter 2:22)

Resurrection

After three days after His death Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead. 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 eternal separation from God. (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 5:28-29, 20:26-28, 21:4, Acts 24:15, I Corinthians 15:42, 44, Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21)

Salvation

Humanity is made right with God by grace through faith in Jesus. Grace is a gift from God that we do not deserve. That gift is Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.  There is nothing have done or can do to save our self. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 2:16, 3:8, Titus 3:5, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 16:31, Hebrews 9:22)

Repentance

Repentance is when you have a change in heart. This change in heart leads to a change in action. When you have faith, repentance follows. (Acts 2:21, 3:19, I John 1:9)

Sanctification

As a follower of Jesus people will be changed over a period of time. Perfection is never reached, but God works in the life and heart of a believe by the Holy Spirit to make them more like Jesus. (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23, II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11)

Holy Spirit

The third member of the trinity, He is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower God's people to become more like Goad and to do God's work. (John 10:37-39, Acts 1:8, Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 5:18)

Heaven and Hell

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ where we experience the full presence of God.  Heaven is less about location and more about God dwelling completely with His people. After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell. (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34, John 17:24, II Corinthians 5:1, Hebrews 11:16, I Peter 1:4, Matthew 25:41, Mark 9:43-48  Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8)