Here you will find our beliefs in the different areas of Christian Theology. We encourage you to reference the scriptures listed at the end of each section.

The Triune God
There is one living and true God, perfect in all ways, all-knowing and all-powerful, who is one in essence, while eternally existing in three distinct, but equally divine persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Though each person of the Godhead possesses the same nature, each functions differently in respect with God’s dealing with man. God created the universe apart from any pre-existing materials and without any other means other than His own pure power. He created man for fellowship with Himself, and intended that all creation should live to the praise of His glory. (Gen. 1:1-3; Dt. 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-4, 17:5)

God the Father
God the Father is the first person of the Holy Trinity. He orders and directs all things according to His own purpose, pleasure and grace. He daily sustains all His creatures and He rules over all. He is faithful to every promise, works all things together for good to those who love Him, and in His unfathomable grace gave His Son Jesus Christ to redeem all who believe. He graciously involves himself in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Gen 1:1-3; Job 41:11; Rom 8:28; Rev. 4:11)

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity. He was the eternal Word made flesh, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He became fully man without ceasing to be fully God. He was perfect in his being, never sinning. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins. He arose from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Father, He is now High Priest and Advocate. (Matt 1:22-25; John 1:1; Hebrews 4:14-16, 12:2)

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He convicts man of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates the believing sinner. He indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service. The Holy Spirit has come to glorify the Son who in turn came to glorify the Father. (John 14:16-17, 16:8-11; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 3:17)

The Bible
The Bible (the Scriptures), both Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, without error, the complete revelation of His will for the Salvation of men, and the supreme, final, and infallible authority in Christian faith and life. The Word of God is totally sufficient and must not be added to, superseded, or changed by later tradition, extra-biblical revelation, or worldly wisdom. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. (Psalm 119: 105, 160; 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:20-21)

Man
Man was created innocent and in the image and likeness of God, for fellowship with God and to reflect God’s glory. Man sinned by disobeying God, bringing forth both physical and spiritual death (which is separation from God). As a consequence, man is now a sinner both by nature and by choice, is alienated from God, and is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through His own effort.  Apart from salvation through Jesus Christ man is eternally separated from God. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom 3:10-18)

Salvation
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, and His glorious resurrection, provide the sole basis for justification and salvation for all who believe. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin, thus becoming a child of God. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith. (John 3:16, 10:27-28; Rom 3:22, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9; Eph. 2:8-9)

The Church
The true Church is composed of all persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him, and by making Him known to the lost world. (Acts 2:42-47, 5:29; 1 Cor. 12:12-13, 27; Eph 1:22-23)

Ordinances of the Church
The ordinances of the church are two in number: baptism, by immersion, and the Lord’s Supper.  They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
In obedience to Christ’s command and as a testimony to God and man, a believer should be immersed in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a visual demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. If signifies that his former way of life has been put to death and vividly depicts a person’s release from the mastery of sin. (Matt 28:19; Col 2:12)
The Lord’s Supper is to be observed only by those who have become genuine followers of Christ. The Lord’s Supper symbolizes the breaking of Christ’s body and the shedding of his blood. Partaking of the Lord’s Supper is remembering and proclaiming the death of Christ, receiving spiritual nourishment for one’s soul, and signifying unity with other members of Christ’s body. (Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)

Christian Living
Every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. God’s command is to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out one’s faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor, and justice for the oppressed. Christ’s commission is to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed. (Matt. 22:36-39, 28:19; 2 Cor. 3:18)

Christ’s Return
The Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will return in all glory. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as the blessed hope, motivates believers to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission. (1 Thess. 5:2; Rev. 22:7, 12, 20)