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What We Believe

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 4:35, 39, 6:4; 1 Kings 8:60; 2 Kings 19:15; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:29-34; John 10:29-30, 17:3; Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4, 14, 29; Acts 1:11, 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-4, 4:15.
  • We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and God’s living Word. Luke 24:46-47; John 3:17, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23-24; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.
  • We believe in the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment and regenerates, sanctifies and empowers believers in Christ. He is the abiding helper, teacher, and guide who empowers Christians to live righteous and holy. We believe in the power and spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit to build, unite and sanctify the ekkl?sía.  John 14:16-17, 16:7-11; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 4:31; Romans 1:11, 8:26, 12:4-8, 15:13,16; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 3:14-19; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; Hebrews 2:4, 9:14;  I Peter 4:10-11.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. Daniel 12:2; John 3:15-16, 36, 5:28-29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:11-15.
  • We believe in the spiritual and functional unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, His ekkl?sía. John 17:21-23; I Corinthians 12:12-14, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:3, 11-13; Colossians 2:12-14.
  • We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 5:14-16, 28:18-20; Mark 15:16; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Corinthians 9:22; Ephesians 4:11-17; 2 Timothy 2:2,15, 4:5; Titus 2:1-8; 1 Peter 3:15.
  • We believe God’s sacred plan for human sexuality is expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other for propagation. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is an exclusive lifelong faithful relationship, the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:7, 18-25; Leviticus 18:22-23; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 18; Ephesians 4:19, 5:3, 21-33; Hebrews 13:4.
  • We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end and that we must have and demonstrate compassion for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17; Psalm 139:13-15; Isaiah 44:2,24, 49:1,5; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 5:21-26, 19:18; Romans 13:9, 14:8.
  • We believe it is vital to surrender to prayer and service of our Lord Jesus Christ, to submit to His authority and will, and to disciple the nations. Psalm 40:8, 143:10; Proverbs 3:5-6; Matthew 28:18-20, 22:37-39; John 4:24, 5:30, 15:7,14; Acts 1:8; Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 6:6,18; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 1:3, 2:6-10, 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; 1 Timothy 2:1-4, 2:8; James 1:21-22; 1 Peter 3: 13-17.