What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. It is inerrant (“incapable of being wrong”), Divinely inspired, and the only standard by which mankind can judge truth from error, right from wrong and good from evil.
We believe that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, and He eternally exists in the Trinity of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provides for us forgiveness, righteousness and eternal life through His death on the cross. He was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and shall soon return bodily to this earth in His triumph.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who regenerates and indwells every believer in Jesus, assures us of our salvation, guides us into all truth, glorifies Jesus and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us for service.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way for the forgiveness of sin. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation cannot be earned, it is a gift from God. When a person repents of his sin and trusts in Jesus Christ alone for salvation, he is immediately made a new creation, sealed by the Holy Spirit, forgiven of sins and made a child of God.
We believe in the universal church, the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him, obeying Him and bringing the gospel to the world.
We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishing of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, and the final judgment. We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.