Our Core Christian Beliefs
We believe there is but one living and true God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each is worthy of our worship, trust and obedience.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, conceived by the
Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life and made atonement for our sins by His death on the cross. He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of the Father, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God. The scriptures are the supreme and final authority in all matters about which they speak.
We believe that man was created in the image of God to glorify and enjoy Him forever. Men fell into sin by a willful act of disobedience to God; and consequently, all human beings are born with a sinful nature, commit acts of sin, and are eternally separated from God apart from salvation through Christ.
We believe that the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and His bodily resurrection provide the only ground of justification for all who believe. This salvation is not obtained by human effort or merit, but is entirely a free gift of God’s grace received through faith in Jesus Christ. God Himself will make the faith of all genuine believers persevere to the end, so that no child of God will ever be lost again.
We believe that all Christians will yet experience temporary personal sin and spiritual warfare in this life; but from the moment of salvation, God has provided the means for overcoming these in the truth of the Scriptures, the power of Christ through the indwelling Spirit, and the encouragement of the believers.
We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ to earth in sovereign power and glory to visibly establish His righteous rule over creation. This blessed hope should vitally affect the daily life and service of the believer.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to
everlasting blessedness and joy in the presence of God, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment apart from God.