What do we believe about God?
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal (known as the “Trinity”) and are one God. (See Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, and Gen 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
What do we believe about Mankind?
We are all made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation and love. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates us from God. (See Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)
What do we believe about Eternity?
We are all created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation in Jesus Christ. The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell, and Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God. (See John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 21:27)
What do we believe about Salvation?
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s gift as payment for our sins can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith. (See Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
What do we believe about Eternal Security?
Because God gives us eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in their salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God-not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God alone that gives this security! (See John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25 and Heb 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian should strive to live under His daily control in an attitude of surrender. (See 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13 Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1)
What do we believe about the Bible?
The Bible is God’s Word to all mankind. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.(See 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 12:6 and Psalm 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5)