"You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free"
                                                                 John 8:32

What We Believe

 The Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is eternal truth without any mixture of error and is the complete and final revelation of the will of God to man (Psalm 119:160; John 17:17; Rev. 18-19; 2 Tim. 3:16).
We believe that the Bible was penned by holy men, chosen by God, under the explicit supernatural direction of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21).

The Triu
ne God
We believe that the Bible teaches that there is one and only one eternal and true God, but He manifested in three separate persons in the Godhead: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. These three are co-existent, co-equal, and co-eternal (John 1:1; John 5:7; Matthew 3:16-17).

God The Father
We believe He is all knowing (omniscient Psalm 147:5); all powerful (omnipotent Job 42:2); everywhere present (omnipresent Psalm 139); and His nature is absolutely unchangeable (immutable Malachi 3:6).
We believe that He is Holy, Righteous, Merciful, Faithful, and Love (Psalm 99:9; 116:5; 103:8; 1 Corinthians 1:9; John 4:8-16).

God The Son (Jesus Christ)
We believe that He took upon Himself human form through the virgin birth for the purpose of redemption (John 1:14; Matthew 1:18).
We believe Jesus led a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross (Hebrews 9:23-28; 10:10).
We believe He physically arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4).
We believe He ascended to heaven's glory and is at the right hand of the Father serving as our mediator, and He will return to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Acts 1:9, 11; Titus 2:13; 1 Timothy 2:5; Romans 8:34).

God The Holy Spirit
We believe that He is a Divine Person equal with God The Father and God The Son and of the same nature (John 16:13; Acts 5:3-4).
We believe He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He indwells every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the believer with power for living and witnessing, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right (Acts 1:8; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17). Upon salvation, He gives every believer a spiritual gift for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:7-16).

We believe in the literal account of Creation as found in Genesis chapters 1, 2 and 3.
We believe that there is also a spiritual realm created by God. It consists of a holy order, such as angels and other created beings (Rev. 5:11; Isaiah 14:12-15; 1 Peter 5:8).

The Fall of Man
We believe that the first man, Adam, was created in innocence but willfully chose to sin, thus severing his personal relationship with God (Genesis 2:16-17, 3:6).
The consequence of Adam's fall has effected all men. All men are born with an inherent sin nature and manifest this sin nature by an attitude of disobedience towards God, thus separating all men from God (Romans 3:23; 5:12; Isaiah 53:6).
The attitude of disobedience towards God is manifested by acts of fornication, adultery, homosexuality, abortion, drunkenness, gambling, pornography, and the like (Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 1; Rev. 21:8).

The Salvation of Man
We believe that Salvation, the reconciliation of man's fallen relationship with God, is a Divine work solely dependent upon the grace of God through the finished work of Christ (Romans 5:11; John 1:12-13; Ephesians 1:7).
We believe Salvation is a free gift available to all men. It cannot be earned by any works of man (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:14-16).
We believe man receives Salvation upon hearing the Word of God, being convicted of his sin and lost condition, repenting and placing his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior (Romans 10:17; Romans 10:9,10; Acts 3:19; 4:12).
We believe that Salvation is eternally secure through Jesus Christ (John 10:27-30).

Personal Holiness (Sanctification and Separation)
Sanctification is the continual process whereby God's Holy Spirit transforms the believers life to conform to the image of His Son. The believer must daily surrender his life for this purpose (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Matthew 16:24-25).
The believer is called to live a holy, separated life and to avoid the appearance of all evil, thus being above accusation in a worldly or social context (1 Corinthians 6:12-13, 19-20; Ephesians 1;4; Ephesians 5:1, 3, 8; 1 Peter 2:11-12).

Marriage and Human Sexuality
We believe that the home was the first institution God provided for man and that marriage is a sacred relationship between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24).
Scripture teaches that Christians should only marry Christians and that sex before or outside of marriage is a destructive sin (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 19-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4).
We also believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, beastiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex (Genesis 19:5, 13; Leviticus 18; Romans 1:26-29).
We believe that God hates divorce and intends marriage to last until one of the spouses dies (Matthew 19:1-9).

The Church
We believe that the church is presented in the Scriptures in two ways:
1. The true church or the whole body of Christ is composed of all born again believers who have placed their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ since the church began at Pentecost (Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 12:13).
2. The local church is a group of professed believers in any one locality (Acts 8:1; 13:1; 20:17).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the founder, the head, the builder and the sustainer of the church (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 2:19-20; Colossians 1:18).
We believe the purpose of the church shall be to strive, by the direction of God through the Holy Spirit, to carry out the "great commandment" as presented in Matthew 22:36-40 and the "great commission" as presented in Matthew 28:18-20, which includes worship, ministry, evangelism, fellowship, and discipleship.
We believe that the ordinances of the church are:
1. Water baptism by immersion (Matthew 28:19).
2. The Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

The Return of Christ
We believe in the return of Christ as described in the following two events:
1. The return of Christ in the clouds for His church before the Tribulation period (The Rapture - 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Rev. 3:10; 4:1).
2. The Pre-Millennial return of Christ to the earth to rule and reign (Zech. 14:1-4; Rev. 19:11-16).

The Eternal State of Man
We believe that people are created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through His forgiveness and salvation (John 3:16-18; Romans 8:7, 18).
We believe that those who have placed their trust in Christ will live forever with Him in a literal heaven (Revelation 21:1-4).
We believe that those who reject the Holy Spirit's convicting influence of sin, who will not repent  and who reject Christ will not be forgiven and therefore will be cast into the Lake of Fire with the devil and his angels for all eternity (Rev. 20:10-15).

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