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WHAT WE BELIEVE
About God – We believe that there is only one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all and governs all.
The Bible –We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
About Father God – We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
About Jesus Christ – We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teaching, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
About the Holy Spirit – We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the biblical gifts of the Spirit.
About Human Beings – We believe that people are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although each has a tremendous potential for good, all men are sinners by nature and choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that God regenerates, by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
About Marriage –We believe that marriage should be held in honor by all and is more than partnership; it is union through self-denial. Marriage is an expression of covenant love and sacrifice between a man and woman. Procreation and maturation should take place in the context of covenant love, security, discipline and identity. The increased divorce rate is a tragedy of our times, and deeply affects all of our lives. We seek to serve redemptively in the lives of those who have been touched by divorce, and preventively in the lives of those who are joined in marriage. “Let marriage be held in honor among all.” (Hebrews 13:4)
About Life –We believe God has given His Commandments for our good and when properly administered will bless all of society. The moral relativism and situational ethics of present day culture are often in direct contrast to God’s truth as revealed in the Scriptures. The Word of God teaches us to honor life at every level from conception to old age. Life itself is a gift, and we are called to protect the defenseless and unwanted. We believe both abortion and euthanasia are wrongful and preemptive terminations of life. Likewise, biogenetic engineering which dehumanizes and depersonalizes life into non-human research and “throw-away” parts is of deep moral concern. Scientific advances do not negate God’s glory and the inherent value and stewardship of human life (Psalm 139; Gal. 1:15 ; Gen. 2:7).
About Identity –We believe our identity is in Christ and it is His Word that is to govern our lives and lifestyles. We believe heterosexual marriage is God’s design for sexual relations and procreation. We believe the practice of homosexuality is a behavioral choice that is contrary to the Word of God. Sexual immorality of any kind is grievous to our Creator and we are committed to God’s redeeming grace and love which is able to reconcile and restore (Rom. 1:24 -27; Eph. 2:3-4; Gal. 5:19 –23).
About the Return of Christ – We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to earth for the establishment of His kingdom; in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.
About the Priesthood of every Believer – The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to "fulltime" Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading.
About the Baptism with the Holy Spirit – We practice laying-on-of-hands for the baptism with the Holy Spirit, and believe that there will be a subsequent spiritual manifestation. Divine Healing – We practice laying on of hands for the sick and the prayer of faith to accompany healing. We believe God still does miracles today and petition Him regularly to intervene.
About Telling Others about Christ – It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those God brings us in contact with. We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church.