About God

We believe that God is the creator and ruler of the universe.  We serve One God who has a Tri-Nature: God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit.  Because of His great love for us the Father has provided salvation for us by giving His Son to be a propitiation for our sins.

See Gen. 1:26, 27, 3:33; Ps. 90:2; Matt. 28:19; 1 Pet. 1:2; 2 Cor. 13:14; Col. 1:15. 1 John 4:10

 

About Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus is the Son of God.  He came to the earth as God in the flesh.  He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless human life.  He gave his life as a perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins of all people by dying on the cross.  But death could have no mastery over him.  He arose from the grave on the third day.  He is the only man to have power over sin and death.  After his resurrection he ascended to Heaven to reign at the right hand of the throne of God.  Someday he will return to the earth to retrieve his disciples and take them to heaven.

See Matt. 1:22-23 Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Heb. 4:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:3, 4; Rom. 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim. 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; 1 Thes. 4:13.

 

About the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the indwelling presence of God in the believer.  His work is to make people aware of their need for Jesus.  The Holy Spirit is a member of the Godhead.  He produces spiritual fruit in and give spiritual gifts to believers to build up the church.  The Holy Spirit regenerates, seals, and sanctifies the believers. He resides in every Christian at the moment of salvation when one is born of water and of Spirit in the baptism.  He provides the believer with power for living, understanding of spiritual truths, guidance and prompting for doing what is right.  The Holy Spirit intercedes for us. He uses the inspired Word as one of his tools and never contradicts what has been written.

See 2 Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 2:38; 1 Cor. 2:12; 3:16; Eph. 1:13, 5:18, 6:17-18; Gal. 5:25; John 16:8-11; 1 Cor. 12:3,12: 7; Titus 3:5; Rom. 15:16; Gal. 5:22,23.

 

About the Bible

We believe that the Bible is the God’s word to us.  It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  In all religious matters, the Bible is the final authority.  It is the only authoritative voice of God on the earth.  Because it is inspired by God, it is His truth without any inaccuracies or internal contradictions.

See 2 Tim. 3:16, 1:13; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Psalm. 119:105,169, 12:6; Prov. 10:5.

 

About Human Beings

We believe that people are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character and nature.  But because of sin mankind has lost or ignored most of their “God-like qualities.”  Human beings are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Man is the reason God designed this universe.  Although every person has a tremendous potential for good, each has been marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God-called sin.  Man’s sin separates him from God-causing most of life’s problems and pains.

See Gen. 1:27; Ps 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2; Rom. 3:23, 6:23.

 

About Salvation

We believe that salvation is God’s free gift, but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by uniting to Jesus Christ as God’s sacrificial offering for atonement, can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin.  When one turns from a self-ruled life and turns to Jesus through the faith expression of baptism, they are united to God’s sacrifice and are saved.  Eternal life begins the moment one is born again.

See Rom. 6:23, 5:1, 6:3-5; Eph 2:8-9; Acts 2:38; Gal. 3:26-27.

 

About Eternity

We believe that people were created as eternal beings who will exist forever.  All will either exist eternally separated from God because of personal sin, or eternally with God because his forgiveness is accepted.  Those eternally separated from God will be punished forever in Hell.  Those in the eternal presence of God will rejoice in Heaven.  Both Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

See Matt. 25:31–33, 41–46; Luke 13:24–28; 2 Thess. 1:8–9; Rom. 5:21; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 21:4.