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Mission Statement

To help people become faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Beliefs

About God
We believe in one God, who is a personal and eternal Spirit, perfect and unchangeable in all His attributes. This one God eternally exists in three persons, impossible of division, but capable of distinction as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All have precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same honor, confidence and obedience.

References

  • Deut 6:4
  • 1 Kings 8:60
  • Ps 90:2
  • Is 45:5-6
  • Matt 3:16-17
  • Matt 16:16
  • Matt 28:18-19
  • John 1:1-14
  • Luke 22:70
  • John 10:30
  • John 14:10-11
  • John 16-17
  • Acts 5:3-4
  • 2 Cor 13:14
  • Heb 1:1-3
  • Rev 1:4-6
  • Rev 19:6
About Jesus
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ. He is the Creator of heaven and earth. Jwas conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He is very God and very man. We believe His death on the cross was substitutionary, and representative, and a sufficient atonement for the guilt of all men. We believe He was bodily raised from the dead, and He ascended to the right hand of the Father where He now carries on a ministry as Advocate and Intercessor for believers. We believe in the personal, bodily, and pre-tribulational return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His Church (the Rapture). After the Tribulation He will return with His saints to the earth to establish His Kingdom of righteousness; thus bringing to fruition all the unconditional promises made to the nation Israel.

References

  • Luke 1:30-35
  • John 1:1,14,29
  • John 8:58
  • John 20:28
  • Rom 3:25-26
  • 1 Cor 15:3-8
  • Col 1:15-20
  • 1 Thess 4:13-18
  • 1 Thess 5:9-10
  • 1 Tim 2:6
  • Heb 1:3
  • Heb 4:14-16
  • Heb 10:5-14
  • 1 Pet 2:24
  • 1 Pet 3:18
  • 1 John 2:1,2
  • Rev 19:1-6
About The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity and the personality of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Holy Spirit was God’s agent in the revelation and the inspiration of His Word. We believe it is the Holy Spirit who performs the work of salvation in the heart of the individual believer and, He then indwells believers and bestows spiritual gifts upon them.

References

  • John 14:16-17
  • John 15:26
  • John 16:7-14
  • Acts 5:3-4
  • Rom 5:5
  • 1 Cor 2:10-13
  • 1 Cor 6:19-20
  • 1 Cor 12:1-31
  • 2 Cor 1:22
  • Eph 4:30
  • Eph 5:18
  • Titus 3:5
  • 2 Pet 1:21

 

About The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors guided by the Holy Spirit. Because it is inspired by God, it is both infallible and the supreme source of truth, authority, and living.

References

  • John 10:35
  • 1 Cor 2:13
  • 2 Tim 3:16-17
  • 2 Pet 1:21
  • 2 Pet 3:16
About Mankind
We believe mankind was created in the image of God, to glorify God and enjoy His fellowship, but because of sinful disobedience, mankind became subject to the wrath of God. We are inherently corrupt, and incapable of choosing or doing that which is acceptable to God, apart from divine grace. Thus, we are all hopelessly lost apart from the salvation found in the Lord Jesus Christ.

References

  • Gen 1:26-30
  • Gen 2:15-25
  • Gen 3:1-19
  • Ps 14:1-3
  • Jer 17:9
  • John 3:36
  • Rom 3:23
  • Rom 5:12-19
  • Eph 2:1-3
  • Col 1:16
  • James 2:10
About Salvation
We believe Salvation is only by grace through faith based upon the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ through His substitutionary death upon the cross. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ through faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God.

References

  • John 1:12-13
  • John 3:5
  • Rom 3:24
  • Eph 2:8-9

 

About Eternal Security
Once salvation has transpired, it is eternal and unchangeable. We believe this because of:

  • The eternal purpose of God toward the objects of His love
  • His freedom to exercise grace toward the meritless on the ground of the atoning blood of Christ
  • The very nature of the divine gift of eternal life
  • The present and unending intercession and advocacy of Christ in heaven
  • The immutability of the unchangeable covenants of God
  • The regenerating, abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of all who are saved
  • John 3:3,8
  • John 5:24
  • John 10:28
  • John 13:1
  • John 14:16-17
  • John 17:11,15
  • Rom 8:29-39
  • I Cor 6:19
  • 2 Tim 1:12
  • Heb 7:25
  • I John 2:1-2
  • I John 5:13
  • Jude 1:24
About The Church
We believe those who have placed their faith in Christ are united together by the Holy Spirit in one spiritual body, the church, of which Christ is the Head. The members of this body associate themselves together in local assemblies to serve God’s purposes, grow spiritually, and share the Gospel with unbelievers. The church is led by the Holy Spirit through the elders and deacons He has established.

References

  • Acts 2:42
  • Rom 12:5
  • 1 Cor 12:12-13
  • Eph 1:22-23
  • Eph 2:19-22
  • Eph 4:11-16
  • Heb 10:25

 

About Eternity
We believe people were created to live 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 to live in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

References

  • John 2:25, 3:16
  • Romans 6:23
  • Revelation 20:15

 

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