Beliefs

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WHAT WE BELIEVE:

We believe in God the Father, the Creator of all things. He has always existed and is God in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1-2:25; John 1:1-4; John 14:16-26; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is equal with God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people of all time. He gave His life, died on a cross and then rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. Then He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again. (Isaiah 53; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 3:21-23; Matthew 28; Romans 5)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling at baptism enables Christians to lead a godly life. (John 16:4-16; Romans 8:9-26; Acts 2:38-39; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 3:20-21)

We believe in the Gospel—the Good News of Salvation. That one receives salvation by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit by immersion. (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-11)

We believe in that the Bible is God's Holy Word. We believe God inspired the original writings of the Scripture and those original writings were consequently without error. We believe that the Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith, truth, morality, and Christian living.

We believe in the one church, founded on the Day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere, and organized into local assemblies, called churches. We believe the Bible teaches that every Christian should be an active member of a local church.