We Believe the Bible.
- This book is truly powerful. It’s truths have changed the lives of countless millions, and guided generations and nations to an understanding of the one true God. It’s a love letter, written under the direction of God Himself, and communicating the heart of a loving Father to His people. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)
We Believe there is only one God.
- This fundamental teaching of the church is critical to understanding God’s nature. He isn’t one of many, and every “god” out there isn’t just another way to understand the One God. Ours is the God of the Bible who created all things and holds them together by His powerful Word. He has chosen to reveal Himself to us in three distinct “persons;” The Father, the Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Each of them have a unique role, but under the surface they are all one entity: God! (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)
We Believe in Jesus.
- Jesus is described in scripture as the the “Word of God.” In other words, He is the message that God wanted to speak to us, clothed in flesh and blood. He is all God and all man at the same time, born to the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins, and was raised to life again on the 3rd day. He is seated today at the right hand of God. (John 1:1, Luke 1:31, Hebrews 7:26, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Luke 24:39, Acts 1:9)
We believe that man was created good, but sinned against God.
- Because of the first sin in the Garden of Eden, we are all born into sin and stand in need of a savior. Even if we weren’t born into sin, we believe that we are all sinful people that have disqualified ourselves from having the kind of relationship with God that we were meant to have. Our sin has driven a wedge between us and God, and without a miracle we all will face a certain judgment that is reserved for the devil and his demons.
We believe in God’s Salvation through Jesus Christ.
- God, in His mercy, has made a way for every one of us to be saved. He allowed Jesus, His only begotten Son, to go to the cross and be crucified in our place, dying for our crimes against God. Now anyone who admits their need for God, calls out to Him to forgive their sins, and believes in Jesus will be saved from the coming judgment. We all can be assured of our place in Heaven because of what Jesus did. (John 3:16, Luke 24:47, Ephesians 2:8)
We believe in Holy Living.
- When Jesus comes to live in our hearts, the natural by-product is a life lived in holiness before the Lord. Although Scripture is clear that salvation doesn’t come by works but by faith, it is also clear that holy living is the hallmark of every believer in Christ. It is Jesus who gives us the power to live this holy life. We believe that Sanctification (our personal holiness) is both an event and a process. It happens instantly on the inside of us the moment we confess Christ as Lord, but it also takes time as we learn to live according to His Word. (Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 13:12, Hebrews 12:14, Romans 6:1-11)
We believe in Divine Healing.
- As Jesus walked on this earth, there is no doubt that He was a miracle-worker. He was known to open blinded eyes, heal the lame, and even raise the dead. Some of these miracles are even recorded in secular Jewish history books. We believe that Jesus is still a miracle-working savior, and that He has the power to heal those who ask Him today. (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-16)
We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the Evidence of Speaking in Tongues.
- God has a special gift for all those who believe in Him and will ask Him for it. This gift is a special measure of Himself that is deposited into the life of a believer, known as the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist declared of Jesus that He would baptize “with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” This experience is separate from Salvation, and it is marked with supernatural signs such, the first of which is the ability to pray and worship God in a language unknown to the believer as the Spirit of God gives the words. (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, Acts 19:2, Luke 24:49)
We believe in the Church.
- The church was established by Jesus’ Himself to be the vehicle to carry the Gospel message around the world. Jesus is the head of the church and He establishes ministers to carry out the duties and lead the people under His authority. The church consists of all of those who are believers in Christ Jesus, and is not limited by race or denomination.
We believe that time is winding down.
- Jesus taught us to live in constant expectation that He is coming again, and we believe that His second coming is yet to have happened. He will come just as He said He would, riding on the clouds and calling for the church to rise up to meet Him in the air. The dead in Christ will rise out of their graves with new, incorruptible bodies. There will be a time of final judgment when we all stand before God and give account of our lives, and after that God will destroy the old heavens and earth in favor of a new one. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13, Revelation 19:20, 2 Peter 3:13)