Statement of Faith

That in the beginning God was already there. He created our world perfectly and created man in His own image. Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-4

 

That He is the only God and is the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Colossians 2:9, John 14:26

 

That God gave us His word through the Bible, which is inspired and without error from Genesis to Revelation. 2 Timothy 3:16

 

That God made a covenant with man and gave man the free will to live in that covenant or break it, which he did ushering in our fallen world of pain, suffering, and death. Genesis 3

 

That because every man has sinned and fallen short of His glory, regardless of his good works, requires separation from God and death. Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23

 

That God became man as Jesus Christ through the virgin birth, lived a perfect life without sin, vicariously died, rose again, and ascended to heaven. Galatians 4:4, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 2 Corinthians 5:15, Mark 16:19

 

That God in His magnificent grace and perfect love did not leave us in our fallen condition, but sent His only Son Jesus Christ to be the propitiation for our sins. His death and resurrection broke the chains that death has on us if we will humble ourselves, accept His gift, and follow Him. John 3:16, Romans 5:15

 

That salvation is imparted to us by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone as the sinner repents of his sin, believes the gospel, and is placed in the church—the body of Christ. Ephesians 2:8, Romans 12:5

 

That the Holy Spirit indwells the believer by illumining minds to the scripture and gives guidance, power, filling, and help in obedient living. Acts 8:17, John 14:26

 

That there will be a resurrection of the dead and those in Christ will spend eternity in a literal heaven and those separated from Christ will spend eternity in a literal hell. I Corinthians 15:13, Revelation 20:15, Revelation 21:1

 

That believers should be connected to a local church where they identify with other believers through worship, biblical instruction, edification, prayer, fellowship and evangelism. Acts 11:26

 

That sexual purity is a necessary expression for all God’s children and requires abstinence from adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality or other sexual relationships or practices forbidden by Scripture. Hebrews 13:4, I Corinthians 6:9, 18, Leviticus 18:1-30

 

That true authentic religion loves the poor and hopeless and keeps oneself unstained from the world. James 1:26

 

That all followers of Christ are called to share the good news to the world in a culturally relevant and loving way using the gifts God has given them. Mark 16:15

 

That our hope is the imminent personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ who will resurrect the dead, wipe our tears away, justly judge the world, make all things new and reign forever as our King. I Thessalonians 4:16-17, Titus 2:13, Revelation 21:4