#1 – God
We believe there is only one God. He has eternally existed as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal and are one God. God has existed from the beginning of time. He created and sustains all things. God is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing) and omnipresent (all present). God is perfect, holy and good.
#2 – The Bible
We believe the Bible was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christians, giving testimonies of God’s character, stories of Jesus Christ’s life and ministry, as well as instruction and wisdom for daily life. It is inspired by God; therefore, it is truth without error
#3 – Jesus
We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin and lived a sinless human life. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.
#4 – Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every believer from the moment of salvation and provides the Christian with understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved.
#5 – Sin
We believe people are made in the image of God, created to be in a perfect relationship with him. We became alienated from him through our own disobedience, which the Bible calls sin. In short, sin is when you fall short of the target God has set for you.
#6 – Salvation Through Faith in Jesus
We believe we are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts, which is why God sent his Son Jesus to take the penalty for our sin so that we may be reconciled with God. We believe that trusting and accepting Jesus’ free gift of forgiveness is the only way to reconcile our broken relationship with God. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved.
#7 – Baptism
We believe that once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to “fulfill all righteousness.” Baptism does not save you but it is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.