Statement of Beliefs

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write words of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible is without error (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5).


GOD

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30, 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14).


HUMANITY

We believe that people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by their own effort (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2).


SALVATION

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1).


THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe that all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ (I Pet. 1:15, 16; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 3:12-17; John 14:1-3).


THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:24-30; I Cor. 12:4-13, 27).