ABOUT GOD

We believe there is one God who is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe (Gen. 1:1). He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19). They are co-eternal, co-existent, and co-equal (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 3:16).

ABOUT JESUS

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe in His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), His sinless life (Heb. 4:15; 7:26), His atoning death on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3), His resurrection from the dead (John 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:4), His exaltation to the right hand of the Father (Heb. 1:3), and that He will return again to reign (Acts 1:11; 1 Tim. 6:13-16).

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:11 ). The body of each believer is a temple in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Cor. 6:19 -20). Therefore, every believer must foster a life of being filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and an ongoing experience for Christians (Ephesians 5:18). The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and spiritual gifts to edify the church.

ABOUT THE BIBLE

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21). The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16 -17).

ABOUT HUMANITY

We believe human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Gen. 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Gen. 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one's own effort (Rom. 5:12).

ABOUT SALVATION

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one's acknowledged sin (Acts 2:38).

ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe that for every Christian the old way of living for oneself is in the past and the new way of living for Christ is for the present and for the future (2 Cor. 5:17). By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit, we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and for one's neighbor (Matt.22:37-39).

ABOUT THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18). The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as; encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12, I Cor. 12) We practice two ordinances in the church instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and communion (Luke 22:14-20).

ABOUT THE SECOND COMING

We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thes. 4:16-17). The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent, personal, and visible (Matthew 24:30). This is the believers blessed hope and an incentive for holy living and faithful service.

ABOUT HELL AND ETERNITY

The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire that was originally prepared for the Devil and his angels. This judgment after death is final. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting" used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in noting the duration of joy of believers in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20; Hebrews 6:1-2).