What We Believe

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Matthew 3:16-1728:19John 6:27Acts 5:3-4II Corinthians 13:14Hebrews 1:8

About the Father

He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. He reigns with providential care over the universe and the flow of human history goes according to His purposes and plan. Genesis 1:1Psalm 139:7-10Isaiah 46:9Romans 11:33Ephesians 4:6I Timothy 1:17Revelation 19:6

About the Son

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus has eternally existed and became man at His incarnation. He lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He bodily arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Isaiah 7:14Matthew 1:18-2528:6John 1:1-414:320:27-28Acts 15:161 Corinthians 15:41 Thessalonians 4:16Hebrews 7:258:612:21 Peter 2:223:181 John 2:1Revelation 3:21

About the Holy Spirit

 He is the third person of the Trinity. He guides men into all truth, exalts Christ, convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment, cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, bestows spiritual gifts by which believers serve God and seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the lives of believers is the assurance of God to bring us into the fullness of the stature of Christ. Genesis 1:1-3Matthew 28:19John 7:3914:16-172616:8-11Romans 12:3-81 Corinthians 12:8-1328-3113:8-12Ephesians 1:13-142 Thessalonians 2:6-813

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be separated from God is to exist eternally in Hell. To be in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. - Matthew 25:46John 5:28-2911:25-26Revelation 20:5-612-13

About Scriptures

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it has salvation for its end and is truth without any mixture of error.  Psalm 19:7-11; Proverbs 30:5-6; Matthew 5:18; John 10:34-35; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:18-19

About Human Beings

People are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God’s creation. All of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates people from God and causes many problems in life.  Genesis 2:17Romans 5:12-213:23

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. - Habakkuk 2:4John 1:11-123:3-1710:28-29Acts 13:39Romans 2;42 Corinthians 7:9-10Ephesians 2:8-101 Timothy 2:5-6Hebrews 4:21 Peter 1:18-232 Peter 1:42:11 John 5:11-13

About the Church

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of believers who are associated by their common faith in and fellowship with Jesus Christ. A local church is to observe the two ordinances: (1) baptism and (2) the Lord’s Supper. The church should exercise their God-given gifts and extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. The church is an autonomous body serving under the Lordship of Christ. All members are equally responsible as they serve with the scriptural officers of the church which are pastors, elders, and deacons. Matthew 28:16-20Acts 1:6-8Acts 6:31 Corinthians 12:12-14Ephesians 1:3-6:231Thessalonians 4:16-18

 

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