The Triune God: We believe that there is only one true, living, sovereign, holy, and eternal God. He exists in three co-equal persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each being a distinct person but all of one essence with all possessing the same nature, perfection and attributes. The triune God is the creator and sustainer of all things, the source of all truth, and is worthy of worship, confidence and obedience. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Genesis 1:31)
Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, shed His blood on the cross as a payment for the sin of all humanity, died, resurrected in the body, ascended to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for humanity. Jesus will return literally, visibly, and personally in glory and power. (John 1:1-3, 14, Matthew 1:18-25, Philippians 2:5-9, Colossians 1:15, 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Acts 1:11)
The Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, co-equal and co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is our Divine helper, convicting us of sin, regenerating and sanctifying us so that we might transform the world. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and empowers every believer to live a godly life. (John 14:16-19, 16:7-15, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Romans 8:9, 11, Titus 3:5)
The Bible: We believe that through the Holy Spirit, God inspired and directed human beings to craft the entire Bible, all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testaments. The Bible is the infallible rule of faith and life and without equal in its authority for all humanity. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
Humanity: We believe that in the beginning, God created humankind, male and female, in His image as the capstone of God’s creation. Humanity was created with the ability to live perfectly for God’s glory. Because we are created in His image, our humanity, under the direction of His Word, helps us to know God. (Genesis 1:17, 31).
Sin: We believe that sin is rebellion against God and any desire of conformity to His law. The whole of the earth has fallen under the curse of humanity’s sin. All have been born sinful and therefore have lost their ability to live for the glory of God have and brought the curse of death and misery into the world. (Genesis 3:1-24, Romans 3:10-23, 5:12-21, 6:23)
Salvation: We believe the salvation of a fallen humanity is foremost a work of God’s free grace, eternally determined from before the foundations of the earth were laid. This free gift of God’s grace, apart from human works, is made possible only by the work and life of Jesus Christ and made effective by the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.(Ephesians 2:8-10, 2 Corinthians 5:21).
The Church: We believe that the church is the body of Christ and the family of God. Jesus is the Head of the Church and she exists as His bride for the purpose of demonstrating the character of God to the world. As the Father sent the Son into the world and the Son sent the Spirit, the Spirit sends the Church into the world. Every Church is subject to mixture and error. God will preserve His Church against the sinful and evil powers of the world. (Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Hebrews 10:25).
Eternity: We believe humanity was created to exist forever. Human beings will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through salvation. At death, the soul is separated from the body and rejoined at the resurrection of all who have ever lived. Some will be resurrected to eternal death devoid of God’s grace and some to eternal life. At the resurrection, the Heavenly City, New Jerusalem, will descend with Jesus Christ and perfect and renew the cosmos for all eternity. (Daniel 12:2, John 3:16, 2:25, Romans 6:23, Revelation 21:1-4).
Good Works: We believe that our necessary repentance from evil to good works is the product of salvation rather than the cause. Repentance is the fruit of the Holy Spirit living within us and we are unable to do any true good apart from Him. Good works are the privilege of the child of God to mold His creation and reveal His character to the world. (Ephesians 2:10, Luke 18:19, John 17:23)