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WHAT WE BELIEVE

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The Bible

        

Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit. Et ait faciamus hominem ad imaginem et similitudinem nostram et praesit piscibus maris et volatilibus caeli et bestiis universaeque terrae omnique reptili quod movetur in terra. In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit.

Holy Bible

The Bible

        

 

We believe and teach that the Holy Scriptures of both the Old and New Testament are the verbally inspired Word of God, absolutely without error in the original documents. We also believe and teach that the Scriptures are the supreme and final authority in doctrine and practice 
(John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21).

God

        

We believe in one God, the Creator of all things and sovereign ruler of the universe, existing eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

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Christ on the cross

Jesus Christ

        

 

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe Jesus became a man without ceasing to be God, as He was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe Jesus came to reveal God and bring salvation to humanity; that He was crucified, then raised from the dead, that He lives today and is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We believe Jesus is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, yet still works through His body, the church, by the Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus will one day come again to establish His kingdom on earth.

 (Luke 1:35; John 1:1,14,18; Romans 3:24-26, 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:50-55; Ephesians 1:20-21)

(Philippians 2:9-10; Colossians 1:17-19; Hebrews 1:3, 3:1, 7:23-25, 9:24, 12:2; 1 John 2:1-2)

Holy Spirit

        

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe He came forth from the Father and Son, and that He recreates our spirits and then resides in our spirits when we accept Jesus Christ as Savior. We believe the Holy Spirit will lead us, empower us, convict, and sanctify us as we obey Him and allow Him to do His work in us.

(Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
(2 Thessalonians 2:7; John 16:7-11; Ephesians 4:30; Romans 8:9; Romans 12:4-8)

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Salvation

        

 

We believe that humans are totally unable in any way to obtain right standing with God by their own efforts.  We believe that salvation, the forgiveness of sins and re-creation of our spirits (being born again), is provided by God as a free gift to all persons who accept Jesus as Savior and commit their lives to Him, and that this salvation was paid for by Jesus when He shed His blood on the cross.

(Ezekiel 36:24–27; John 1:12, 3:3–8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7)

(John 5:24; Romans 3:21–26; Ephesians 2:8–9)

Sanctification

        

 

We believe that once a person becomes a Christian, he or she must live a holy and godly life, serving as a loving and pure witness to the world, and glorifying God in all their conduct.  Yet we recognize that Christians are not perfect, and believe forgiveness and cleansing are provided to us as Christians when we fail if we confess our sins to God.

(John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 5:25–27; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 10:10, 14, 12:10)

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