About the bible
The Bible is God’s revealed word to all mankind. Human authors, under the supernatural inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspires it, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
There is one God. He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and one. He is perfect in His many attributes of holiness, love, power, knowledge, justice, and mercy.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Man was intentionally created in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Man can only be saved from sin’s penalty by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; T itus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
about eternal security
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
about the holy spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He inspired the W ord of God, anointed Jesus Christ for His ministry, filled the Church with power on the day of Pentecost, and will transform the mortal bodies of believers in the glory of resurrection. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, unites man to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth, and dwells within the believer. We believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to salvation, with the divine evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance, as recorded in Acts 2:4; and Acts 1:8. The gifts of the Spirit are available to the believer through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, who bestows them on every man as He will: (I Corinthians 12:11) The Holy Spirit also makes possible the fruit of the Spirit, enabling the believer to grow in sanctification: (Galatians 5:22-23) The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
We believe in the ordinance of baptism, by immersion, for those who have believed unto salvation. Baptize means dip, immerse.
We believe in the ordinance of Communion for those who are in fellowship with the Lord.
Matt. 26:17-30; Mk. 14:22-24; Lk. 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 10:16-17; 1 Cor. 11:20-24
about the end times
We believe in the pre-millennial coming of Jesus Christ and His reign of one thousand years over earth. 1 Thes. 4:16-18; Rev. 19:11, Rev. 20:2 To win Christ as our Bridegroom, it is necessary to live a practical, sanctified, and consecrated life to God.
Ps. 45:10-17; Rev. 3:10; Rev. 19:7-8