What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is God's inspired word and that God says what He means. Because of this, we believe what the Bible says is literal and that by studying the Bible in this way and in its entirty, we can understand the things God has to say to us.
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He is eternal and He exists as three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three manifestations are equal in every way and are each uniquely revealed to humanity.
God the Father reveals Himself through His word. He is personal and desires a loving relationship with each one of us. He listens to and answers our prayers. He is concerned with the affairs of men and is perfect, holy, and just in everything.
God the Son reveals Himself through His sacrifice. The Son came to Earth as a man named Jesus, born of a virgin to ultimately die in order to pay the price for sin. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life that was a fulfillment of the requirement that God had set. Jesus is both fully man and fully God and it is through his death, burial, and resurrection that we are able to enter into relationship with God the Father.
God the Holy Spirit reveals Himself through His power. He can convict people of their sins and empower people to perform mighty feats for God’s glory. The Holy Spirit enters into every person that believes in Jesus Christ and serves as a helper, teacher and guide. The Holy Spirit also equips believers with spiritual gifts that can be used to further God’s kingdom.
The Bible is the infallible word of God. The writings of the Old and New Testaments were written by men that God chose and through inspiration, He instructed them in what to write. The Bible is given to us as instruction, history, inspiration, comfort, and conviction. It is without mistakes in the original writings and is as relevant today as when it was first written.
Sin is the cause of separation. Sin is anything that we think, say, or do that doesn’t fit with God’s perfect nature. Human nature is sin and many of our personal choices are also sinful. Because God is perfect, sin keeps us from being in relationship with Him.
Salvation is a free gift. Since God wants individual relationships with humanity and sin keeps us from that relationship, His plan included a way to save us from our sin. Jesus Christ lived a perfect sinless life and was offered up as a sacrifice to pay for all of humanity’s sins. If a person confesses that they have sinned, believes that Jesus paid the price for that sin, and turns away from their sinful lifestyle, they can receive the gift of salvation.
Communion and baptism are ordinances given by Jesus. Communion is a process of self evaluation, repentance and remembrance of Jesus’ sacrificial love. It is open to all of Christ’s followers and is a symbol of love and obedience, not a step in the salvation process. Baptism is an outward demonstration of a believers inward choice to accept Jesus’ gift of salvation. This is also a symbolic presentation and not necessary for salvation.
The body of Christ is universal and has many members. Jesus describes His followers as being the different parts of a body, each with a specific function. Each part is necessary for the body to function properly. The body that Jesus refers to is the Church; those people who put their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ as their lord and savior.
Heaven and hell are literal places. Heaven is promised for those who put their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ and Hell is the place designated for those people who refuse to accept the free gift of salvation.
Creation was a spoken process that took 6 literal days. God created all things through His spoken word in six days and then rested on day 7. This is a model that was established for man to follow and is verified in the teachings of Jesus and his apostles.
The rapture is a literal event that will take place before the seven year Tribulation that is explained in the Bible. This event is unique from the second coming of Christ that will take place after the Tribulation has ended.
Jesus Christ’s second coming Will defeat Satan. He will return after the Tribulation period with His raptures people and defeat the armies of Satan. This will lead to the establishment of a new kingdom that will be on Earth for a 1000 year period. During this time Satan will be bound and there will be peace on the Earth.