WHAT WE BELIEVE

SCRIPTURE: We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the complete and revealed Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original writings, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (Psalms 19:7-11; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 

2 Peter 1:20-21)


THE TRINITY: We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These are equal in every divine perfection and perform distinct but harmonious functions in creation, redemption, and providence. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:1-3; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4) 


GOD THE FATHER: We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, sovereign power, and love. We believe that He is intimately involved in the affairs of mankind, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him in repentance through faith in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:3-6; John 14:13-14; John 17:1-3) 


GOD THE SON: We believe in Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, only begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and future personal visible return to earth. (John 1:14-18; Acts 1:11; 

Philippians 2:5-11; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 1:1-3; Hebrews 4:14-15) 


GOD THE GHOST: We believe in the Holy Spirit who came from the Father and the Son, to glorify the Son, to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ as savior. We believe that the Holy Spirit permanently indwells every believer from the moment of salvation and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 3:3-7; John 16:7-15; Romans 8:9-17; Acts 2:38-39; 1 Corinthians 12:1-15; Ephesians 5:18) 


SATAN AND ETERNAL WRATH: We believe that Satan is a fallen angel and that hell is the place of eternal conscious punishment of all unsaved. (Job 1:6-7; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:14-15) 


HUMANITY: We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he rejected God’s rule and fell into sin. Man is, therefore, lost and facing eternal separation from God in hell, unless he repents and is regenerated by the work of God’s Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10)