Beliefs

Sovereign God:

There is one living and true God. He is the Creator and the supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth in holiness and alone is worthy of our worship. In the unity of the Godhead, there are three persons; The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. Exodus 20:2-3; Revelation 4:11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 John 5:7

 

The Son:

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God the Father and in a miraculous manner was born of the virgin Mary. He is both fully God and fully man. He took upon Himself our nature, yet without sin, and by His death and resurrection made a full substitutionary atonement for our sins. Jesus is the only way to Heaven and the only mediator between God and man. Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27; John 1:14

Salvation:

The salvation of sinners is wholly by grace apart from works, through the death and resurrection of the perfect “Lamb of GOD,” Jesus Christ, who substituted Himself for us by taking the penalty for our sins. This satisfied the demands of the Holy God, thus justifying the repentant sinner. Furthermore, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation.Ephesians 2:8; 1 John 4:10; Romans 3:24-27; 5:1-9; 2 Corinthians 5:21

 

The Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit dwells in all believers, conforming them to the image of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, or sets us apart, to fulfill God purpose for our lives. The Holy Spirit comes within you when you accept Christ into your heart. 1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 8:16-17


Scripture:

The Holy Bible is inspired by God and is the product of Spirit-controlled men; therefore it is the absolute truth without any error in its content. I believe we have a faithful representation for English speaking people in the King James Version translation. We accept a literal interpretation and believe the Bible to be relevant for today as the guide for what we believe and how we live. 2 Timothy 2:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21

Sin:

Man was created in innocence under the law of God, but by the voluntary transgression of Adam and Eve, they became sinners, consequently making all mankind sinners. Therefore, every man and woman born today is a depraved being and will therefore be accountable for the wages of his sin, which is death and Hell. Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:23; 5:12, 19

 

Creation:

The Genesis account of creation is six, literal, twenty-four hour days, and man came by direct creation of God and not by evolution. Genesis 1-2; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17

Eternal Security:

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and eternal power of God that this security. Hebrews 5:9; John 10:27-29; Jude 24; Romans 8:38-39

Service:

The local church is a group of believers baptized by water, banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission; preaching the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15, I Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 1:22-23


End Times:

Jesus Christ Himself will soon come again in the air to catch up His Church to reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ will return to the Earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. Matthew 24:29-42, I Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 19:11-20:13