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Our Beliefs

God

There is only one true God.
He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He is eternal and co-exists equally in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We learn about God through His creation, His Word and His Son.
God loves us more than we can imagine.

Genesis 1:26-27Deuteronomy 6:4Job 38:1-41
John 3:16Romans 1:19-202 Corinthians 13:14Ephesians 4:6 

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God. Co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit, He came to earth and became man to show God's love by dying on a cross, paying the penalty that our sins deserve in our place. He was dead for three days and then he rose from the grave, conquering death and claiming eternal life for everyone who believes in Him. Jesus wants to have a relationship with every person.

Matthew 1:22-23John 1:1,14,18Acts 10:37-431 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 2:4-8Philippians 2:5-11Colossians 1:15-21Hebrews 1:1-3

The Holy Spirit 

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He dwells in each member of God's family as a Helper and Guide. He helps us realize our need for salvation. At the point of salvation, the Holy Spirit comes to live in our physical bodies as His home. He provides help to do what is right, strength to serve Jesus, and direction for living life God's way.

John 14:16-17John 16:7-13Acts 2:381 Corinthians 6:19-20Ephesians 3:16-20; Ephesians 5:18

The Bible 

The Bible is God's written Word. The process that God used to give us His Word is called inspiration, which means God-breathed. The Word of God is without error and is truth. It tells us who God is, why He loves us, and what His plans are for us. The Bible is the authority or standard for living our lives according to God's will for us.

Psalm 19:7-11; Psalm 119:105John 17:171 Thessalonians 2:132 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:20-21

 

Humanity

We are created in the image of God. God gave us free will because He wants us to be able to choose to love Him, and not because we have to love Him. The first man, Adam, chose to sin, and now every person is born with a sinful nature. We are incapable of achieving a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

Genesis 1:27Genesis 3:1-24Psalm 8:3-6John 4:24Ephesians 1:4-6; Romans 3:23

 

Salvation

Everyone sins. Sin separates us from God because God is perfect and sin is not. It is impossible to cover up sin by being a good person, doing good things, or by going to church. When Jesus died on the cross, His blood was the price for our sin. When He rose again, He conquered death for us too. We receive salvation by trusting and believing in Jesus. When we decide to follow Jesus, we demonstrate our trust in Him by being baptized in water.

Isaiah 59:2John 3:16John 14:6Acts 2:37-39Romans 3:10-23Romans 6:3-4; Romans 6:231 Corinthians 15:1-4Ephesians 2:1-10Titus 3:3-8

The Church

The Church is made up of everyone who has chosen to follow Jesus. The Church is not a building or one particular group of believers. God wants us to gather regularly to worship Jesus, to use our gifts in service to Him and to love and encourage others. The Church also exists to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the world.

Matthew 16:15-18John 17:20-23John 13:34-35Acts 2:42-471 Corinthians 12:12-27Ephesians 1:22-23Ephesians 2:19-221 Peter 2:4-10

Marriage & Sexuality

We believe marriage is designed by God to be heterosexual, monogamous and permanent. All sexual activity outside of marriage is outside of God's will.

Genesis 1-2Matthew 19:4-8

Eternity

God created us with a soul that will never cease to exist. Those who choose to follow Jesus will spend eternity with God in Heaven. Those who reject Jesus by refusing to follow Him will spend eternity in Hell. Heaven and Hell are real places.

Ezekiel 18:20Matthew 7:21-23Matthew 10:28Matthew 25:31-46Luke 16:19-31John 14:1-6Romans 6:23; Philippians 3:17-21Revelation 20:15

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