Our Statement of Faith

BIBLE: We believe the Bible, consisting of 66 books, to be the inspired Word of God, without error, the revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. We believe the infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture to be Scripture itself.

GOD: We believe in one God existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God has always been and will always be the only God. There were none before Him and shall be none after him.

THE FATHER: We believe that the Father created all things in heaven and on earth, through the "Word" Jesus. The Father wants to have a personal relationship with each of us. The Father is all-knowing, all-wise, omni-present....

JESUS: We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sacrifice [atonement/payment] for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven. He is our Lord and Savior. We believe in His personal imminent return.

HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the Deity of the Holy Spirit, and that His ministry is to convict men, making them aware of their sin and the salvation available through Jesus. He regenerates, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service.

MAN: We believe that man was created in the image of God and sinless, but fell into sin and is therefore lost and subject to judgment. There is nothing man can do to save himself from this judgement, but he can allow the death of Jesus to take the place of his own eternal damnation by acknowledging God and accepting the free gift of salvation. We believe the requirement of implicit obedience to the expressed commands of Christ as the standard by which He will judge our love to Him.

DEVIL: We believe there is a literal devil who is our adversary.

SALVATION: We believe that the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ provides the only way of justification and salvation for all who believe by faith. Furthermore, any who attach additional works of man as a requirement for salvation infer Jesus' death is insufficient in and of itself to save, and that human beings somehow have the capability to save themselves.
" For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9

ACCEPTING THE SINNER, DENOUNCING THE SIN: We believe that no sin is too big for God to forgive. Therefore, as Christians we should be open and eager to share the Gospel with everyone regardless of their sin or affliction. However, making Jesus Lord of our lives means striving towards holiness and turning from our sinful ways. Therefore, while being open to all sinners, Christians ought not accept, ignore, or promote any sin as permissible.

HEAVEN: We believe in a literal heaven for the redeemed and a literal hell for the lost.

NON-ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS: We believe the above tenets make up the basis of Christian faith on which all Christians believe and agree. We have intentionally omitted any statements regarding areas of legitimate disagreement (i.e. baptism, predestination, end times) on which agreement is not essential for salvation. Discussing these other subjects should be enjoyable among Christians, and the Bible tells us to study the end times.

What does it mean to be "born again?":

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