In essential beliefs — we have unity.
“There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…” Eph. 4:4-6
In non-essential beliefs — we have liberty.
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.”
In all our beliefs — we show charity.
“…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains — but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Cor. 13:2 (Ph)
We believe in the One ever-living, eternal God, Creator and Ruler of the Universe. Who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27, Isaiah 9:6,Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14, John 1:1)
We believe the Bible is the unchangeable, inspired Word of God to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
(II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin; that he lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and physically rose from the grave.He has been exalted to the throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man. We believe that through his death and resurrectionwe have access to personal salvation and power for victorious living.
(Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:22-23, John 1:1-5,14, Philippians 2:5-6, I Timothy 2:5, 3:16)
Man is made in the image of God. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although God designed man to have fellowship with him, man became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. Man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own efforts.
(Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2)
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1)
Water Baptism & Communion
We believe that following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is
commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water (see Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38). We believe in a unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (A representation of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12,36-38, 48; I Corinthians 10:16; 11:23-26)