Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible was written by God’s servants who were inspired by His divine inspiration to record all that is necessary to understand God’s plan of reconciliation for all He has created. It contains all we need to be competent servants of God who are equipped for righteousness.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

God is Spirit and He is One. He is eternal, all knowing (omniscient), and always present everywhere (omnipresent), and He is all powerful (omnipotent). (Psalms 139:7-12; )

We believe that God is one and has revealed himself to man as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3; John 1:1; Colossians 1:15-19; Galatians 4:6; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18)

God created all things visible and invisible in six days according to the account in Genesis. We believe He created both man and woman as equals and made us in His own image. (Genesis 1:1 – 2:25)

God created man and concluded that we are very good, but ever since Adam and Eve defied God we have inherited an innate potential for evil. Ever since the first sin in the Garden of Eden, the relationship between God and man has been severed by the persistence of sin. We believe that without atonement for our sins, there can be no reconciliation between God and man. (Genesis 1:31; 3:6; Romans 5:14-21)

We believe that Jesus is the unique Son of God, born of God’s Spirit and of flesh through his virgin mother Mary. Jesus was a man in every way and all of who and what God is was present on Earth in Jesus. While on Earth Jesus demonstrated perfect sinless submission to God and He chose to give His life as an atonement for the sins of all humanity for all time. According to God’s plan, Jesus was resurrected by the power of God and opened a way for all to have eternal life. (Luke 1:35-38; 2:7; Hebrews 4:15)

The Holy Spirit is God and is the part of Him that convicts each person’s heart of sin, righteousness, and judgment. It is this same spirit that God gives as an indwelling gift to each person who becomes a Christian through full immersion baptism. The Spirit that dwells in each Christian is a guide to understanding God’s will and He has the potential to empower each person to do whatever the will of God requires. The portion and manifestation of the power that comes from the Holy Spirit is according to the will of the Holy Spirit and not man. (John 14:17; 16:7-14; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 12:11)

The church is a worldwide interconnected body of believers who serve God together on Earth with Jesus Christ as their head and leader. Each individual person has a unique and equally important role to play in serving God, glorifying His name on Earth, and communicating His plan of reconciliation. (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 5:20)

Jesus will come back to the Earth at a time that only God knows. We believe that those who have died as Christians will be raised from the dead first. Those who are alive at His Second Coming and have been given the seal of guarantee, that is the Holy Spirit, will also join Jesus in heaven. (Mathew 25:31-34; 24:36; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10)

There is a place reserved for all those who actively or passively reject God and Jesus as their savior. In this place is eternal punishment, suffering, and separation from God.  (Luke 13:1-5; John 14:6; 1 Thessalonians 1:7-9)

Heaven will be a place where those who are deemed worthy according to His sovereign judgment and those who loved God in word and in deed, will live in the intimate presence of the Almighty God for all eternity without want, pain, sickness or death. (Revelation 21:1-11)