We believe the Scriptures are the inspired and flawless Word of God. They are God’s method of speaking directly to us and convey a history of people and events that literally happened.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Genesis 1:5-23; Exodus 20:11
There is only one living and true God, made up of three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1-2; Deuteronomy 6:4
We are invited into a relationship with God, as our Father, as indicated by Jesus.
Matthew 5:9; Ephesians 4:6
Jesus Christ entered the world as a baby, born to a virgin named Mary, as the only Son of the Father. He lived a sinless life, was crucified, and buried. He rose from the dead, ascending to heaven, and is today at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time He is to return.
Luke 1:26-37; 1 Corinthians 15:4, Mark 16:19
The Holy Spirit is given to each person at the time they ask Jesus into their heart. The Holy Spirit dwells within us and provides guidance, conviction, correction, and restoration. His desire is to fill and direct every life that is fully submitted to Christ. He empowers believers to live holy and obedient lives.
Hebrews 10:10-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Every person is born a sinner and begins life separated from a perfect God. To gain access to God, each individual needs a perfect sacrifice to cleanse them from sin. This is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:3; Romans 1:18
Salvation is a free gift from God and not accomplished through good works or behavior. It is received through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can receive this free gift by placing their faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. This salvation can never be “lost” again. A person is saved forever; however, God’s intent is that a follower of Christ begins living His abundant life while on earth.
John 6:29; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:10
We believe every follower of Christ should become a disciple (student) of Jesus, with the goal to become more and more like Him through the transformation of our hearts.
Romans 12:2; John 14:21; Galatians 5:22-24
We believe water baptism, through full immersion, is an outward declaration of our intent to follow Christ. Baptism is a step of obedience after having already accepted Christ - it is not a requirement, nor does it have anything to do with our salvation.
Acts 10:47; Romans 6:4
Jesus commands us to take part in communion until His return. We believe the bread and juice are symbolic reminders of His blood and body that were sacrificed for us on the cross. Communion is a time of self-examination and confession of any known sin.
Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
Heaven, Hell, & Satan
There is a literal Heaven and Hell. Satan is not the boogeyman; he is real, and desires to build his kingdom by tempting and enticing as many people as possible away from God. We believe Satan and his demons will eventually be defeated by God.
1 Thessalonians 4:16; Matthew 8:11-12; Isaiah 14:12-17; Ephesians 2:2, 6:12