It would be a good idea to read this over. It’s an important part of who we are as a Church.
We believe in one God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, who is eternal, all-knowing, all-wise and all-powerful, and who alone is worthy to receive worship.
We believe that God is one in essence, expressed as a Trinity of persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to know God, to glorify Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
We believe that the human race has willfully rebelled against God, and that this rebellion or sin has caused humankind to be subject to God’s wrath and in need of salvation.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Father, and is both fully God and fully man. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
We believe the purpose of Christ’s coming was to do the will of God on earth; to declare the truth of God through His teaching, to prove the character of God through His life, and to demonstrate the power of God through miraculous signs, and, through His death and resurrection, to redeem humankind and destroy the works of Satan.
We believe Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, and that His death was a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the human race.
We believe that Jesus rose again on the third day and, after appearing to His disciples and many others, ascended to the right hand of God.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, has been poured out by God to impart revelation of Jesus Christ, to empower the saints to live and serve God, and to convict people of sin, righteousness and judgement.
We believe that all human beings stand accountable to God.
We believe that all who have come to God through Jesus Christ are justified in God’s sight, and that all who do not believe remain objects of God’s wrath.
We believe that the destiny of all people is either eternal life with Jesus Christ or eternal judgement and separation from God.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God – the only true guide to faith and life.
We believe that all who have given their lives to Jesus Christ form one Body, the Church.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the living Head of the Church, and that the Holy Spirit gifts and guides the Church to fulfill the purposes of God, to the glory of the Father.
We believe that Jesus will come again in power and glory to create a new heaven and a new earth, in which righteousness will rule and wickedness will be no more – in which all who believe in Him will live forever with Him.