Our basic beliefs on the Bible, God, Jesus and the Church

The Bible

The Trinity

Who is Jesus?

Salvation

The Church

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The Bible

The Bible is God's Word to all people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because of its divine inspiration, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

(Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16)

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The Trinity: God exists as 1 and yet 3

There is one living and true God, existing eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son-Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they carry out those functions in perfect harmony while being equal in power and authority.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19)

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Who is Jesus?

Jesus Christ is completely human and at the same time completely God. He is the only way to bring people who are enemies of God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life demonstrating to mankind how to live, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God's demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have and experience true life.

(Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16)

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Salvation

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation only occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus as the substitute and sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift of God’s grace and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

(Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24;Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18;3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20)

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The Church

The church is a local community of believers unified through their faith in Jesus Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the good news of Jesus to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

(Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3)

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Statement of Faith

For a more comprehensive look at our doctrinal beliefs, download our Statement of Faith.

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