(Genesis 1, Deuteronomy 6:4)
God has always existed in perfect power and holiness. He is Creator of the universe, and He rules over every aspect of creation still today. He exists in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
(John 1:1-18, Colossians 1:13-22)
Jesus Christ is God's Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man. He lived a perfect life, died on a cross, and after three days, He defeated sin and death and rose from the grave. He will return one day to rule and reign.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
(Genesis 1:2, Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:13-14)
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He works in the world to make all people understand their need for Jesus Christ, and He indwells every believer from the time of salvation. He empowers Christians to live a supernatural life.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
(2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21)
The Bible is inspired by God, and it is the revelation of Him to man. It is fully authoritative and without error. We can trust it in every circumstance and situation. It provides the foundation for all other doctrines and practices.
(Genesis 3, Romans 3:10-23, Romans 6:23, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 2:8-9) Because of our sinful nature, man cannot enter into heaven no matter how good of a life he may have lived. Jesus Christ came to earth to take the punishment for sin, and our only hope for salvation is faith in the truth that Jesus died for our sin and made a way for us to gain the righteousness it takes to enter heaven.
(Genesis 1:27-30, 1 Corinthians 10:31 ) God made humanity—male and female—in His own image. As image bearers, all men and all women are sacred, and are meant to represent God in His creation. Men and women are God's agents to care for, manage and govern over His creation. They enjoy equal access to God by faith in Christ Jesus. Adam and Eve were made to complement each other in a one-flesh union in the covenant of marriage that establishes the only God-ordained pattern of sexual relations for men and women. In God’s wise purposes, men and women are not simply interchangeable, but rather they complement each other in mutually enriching ways.
(Genesis 3, Romans 3:9-20, Ephesians 2:1-3) Through the temptation of Satan, humanity disobeyed the command of God and fell from their original holiness and righteousness. Now the entire human race inherits a corrupt nature that is opposed to God and His law. Therefore, all humans are under condemnation. This depravity is radical and pervasive. It extends to the mind, will, body and affections. Unregenerate humanity lives under the dominion of sin and Satan. He is at enmity with God, hostile toward and hateful of God.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
(Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47, Colossians 1:18, 1 Peter 5:1-5) The Bible teaches that the universal Church is the body of Christ in the world today. A local church is made up of baptized followers of Jesus Christ, gathered for worship and scattered to serve. The church should live out the mission of Christ as His body, taking the gospel to the community and the world around them. The church is led by a group of men known as elders or pastors, who serve as spiritual leaders and shepherds.
(Matt. 28:19; I Cor. 11:23-24) We believe that the ordinances of the church are two in number: baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is an act of obedience for every saved person. It is the public identification of the believer with Christ, symbolizing the imagery of salvation through Jesus. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial and celebration of the atoning death of Christ until He comes. Both ordinances are only intended for those who have received the saving benefits of Christ through the new birth of the Holy Spirit.
(John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.