Detailed Beliefs

Detailed Beliefs


Our mission is to help people connect with God.

IN ESSENTIALS, WE HAVE UNITY.

“There is one Body and one Spirit … there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all …”  (Ephesians.4:4-6)

IN NON-ESSENTIALS, WE HAVE LIBERTY.

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters … Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls … So then each of us will give an account of himself to God … So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” (Romans 14:1,4,12,22)

IN ALL OF OUR BELIEFS, WE SHOW CHARITY (LOVE).

“… If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains, but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” (1 Corinthians.13:2)

We value diversity and the uniqueness of every individual, foregoing the need for uniformity. However, unity and harmony are the top priorities of our church family. While we come from different backgrounds, our common beliefs draw us all together. These are things we believe are essential.

Our detailed beliefs are below.

The Bible

The Bible consisting of the sixty six books of the Old and New Testaments is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and having supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:21; 1 Cor. 2:13; Mark 12:26-36; Mark 13:11; Acts 1:16 and 2:4).

The Trinity

There is One living and true God eternally existing in three Persons, that They are equal in every divine perfection and that They execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption (Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 1:4-6).

God the Father

God the Father is an Infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:4-14; Psalm 90:1-12; John 8:48-59; 1 Sam. 2:1-2; Lev. 11:44-45; 1 John 4:7-10; 1 Thess. 4:9-12).

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth (Col. 1:15; Phil. 2:5-8; Matt. 1:18-25; I Pet. 2:24-25; Luke 24; Heb. 4:14-16; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:16-18; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 11:15-17; Rev. 20:4-6 and 11-15).

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide (John 7:38-39; John 14:16-17; John 15:26; John 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:9; Phil. 3:3).

Man

Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical but also spiritual death which is separation from God. Man can restore his relationship with God only through God’s provision for his sin. (Gen 1:16-27; Rom. 5:12; John 14:6).

Salvation/Regeneration

Those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and believe Him to be their Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit (John 5:24; John 17:23; Acts 13:39; Rom. 5:1; Rom. 6:1; Eph. 2:4-13; 1 John 4:17, 5:11-12).

The Church

We believe in the universal church: a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all true believers in Christ are members. We believe in the local church: consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world (Matt.6:16-18; Acts 2:32-47; Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 1:20-23; Eph. 4:3-10; Col. 3:14-15).

Baptism and Communion

Jesus has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Communion. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matt.3:16; John 3:23; Acts 8:36-39; Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12) Believers are commanded to be baptized, not as an element of salvation but as a public demonstration of the salvation which has already taken place (Rom. 10:8-10; Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:16-18). We believe that Communion is the commemoration of Jesus’ death until He returns. It is not a barrier to separate believers, but rather a sacred place where all true Christ followers meet. (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-28) We believe these two ordinances are to be observed and administered until the return of Jesus Christ.