We believe that JESUS CHRIST
We believe that He, who is God, descended from Heaven and became flesh to voluntarily die as a sacrifice for the sins of humanity. We believe that His deity and perfection were secured through the Virgin Birth. His atoning death at Calvary would cleanse us of sins and reconcile us back to God. We believe that He experienced a bodily resurrection three (3) days after His death, and ascended back to Heaven forty (40) days later. Receiving Christ as our personal Lord & Savior will ultimately grant us eternal life with Him in Heaven. Rejecting Him as Lord & Savior will ultimately result in eternal damnation in Hell.
We believe that the HOLY SPIRIT
is God’s Spirit given to indwell every Christian at the moment of salvation. We believe that the ministries, gifts, and fruit of the Holy Spirit are active in the life of every believer. We believe that the Holy Spirit distributes gifts by His own power. We believe that the Holy Spirit is our Sanctifier, Comforter, Keeper, Guide, Model, and Revelator of truth onto eternal life.
We believe that the BIBLE
is the God-inspired, sound, essential, unalterable Word of God. We accept the whole Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) as God’s Word. We believe it was given as the “Constitution” of the church and the manual for Christian living until Christ returns to collect His people unto Himself for eternity. We believe that the Bible has one (1) author, who is God; but many writers who were all inspired to write as the Holy Spirit directed them.
We believe that the CHURCH
is the collection of persons who have been called out of the darkness of sin and Satan into the light of Jesus Christ by accepting Him as their Savior and Lord by faith. This collection of persons makes up the church with Jesus Christ as its only, permanent Head. Therefore, the Church is the Body of Christ. It’s an organism, not an organization. It’s a people, not a place. We also believe that the church exists solely to win souls by the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, change lives through the teaching of God’s Word, and continue the love, legacy, and labor of Jesus Christ through relevant ministries. The Church ultimately functions as the embassy of God’s Kingdom in the earth.
We believe that SALVATION
is the rescuing of the soul from eternal damnation to the reconciling of that soul to God. We believe that salvation was accomplished through the voluntary, atoning death of Jesus Christ at Calvary. His blood was shed for the remission of sins, and His sacrifice fulfilled the penalty of death. He died for us, and He died as us. He was raised from the dead (3) three days after His death. His bodily resurrection granted eternal life with God to every believer. Therefore, salvation is actuated in the life of one who unashamedly confesses and accepts by faith the death, burial, resurrection, and Lordship of Jesus Christ. Salvation is available to everyone, but it can only be accessed by those who have a saving faith in Christ and His atoning work at Calvary. All other religious ordinances and spiritual observations (i.e. baptism, communion, spiritual gifts, etc.) are the results of being saved, not the requirements to get saved.
We believe that CHRISTIANITY
is the spiritual, doctrinal, and moral discipline of God’s Kingdom based on the lordship, life, death, & resurrection of Jesus Christ; supported by the Bible and advocated via the Lord’s church. We believe that the ultimate impact of Christianity upon our lives is to cause us to live ‘Christ-like’ on Earth. We believe that a Christian lifestyle is our way of giving our lives to Him Who gave His life for us.
-- New St. Paul, Author