Core Beliefs

 

01.

Matthew 5:18;

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21;

John 1:1-18

 

02.

Genesis1:26; Psalm 110:1; Isaiah 48:16; 63:10;

John 1:1-2;

2 Corinthians 13:14

 

03.

Genesis 1:1, 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4;

Matthew 28:19-20; John 4:24

04.

Matthew 1:23-25, 25:46;

John 1:1, 1:14, 3:16, 5:24, 5:28-29;

Acts 2:24-27, 9:1–11;

Hebrews 4:15, 9:27; Genesis 1:26-27;

Romans 1:25, 3:23-25, 5:12-14, 6:23, 10:18;

Colossians 1:15-20; James 3:9; Revelation 20:11-15

 

05.

Matthew 28:19; John 3:3-7;

1 Corinthians 2:12;

Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30

 

06.

Genesis 1:1, 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4;

Matthew 28:19-20; John 4:24

 

07.

Luke 4:18-19;

John 1:12, 29, 3:16-17, 3:36, 10:10,

Romans 3:21-26, 5:1-2, 8, 11;

Acts 2:36-38; I Peter 2:9-10, 24-25;

2 Corinthians 5:17-21, 6:2; Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Galatians 3:13-14, 4:3-5; Ephesians 2:4-9; I Corinthians 15:3-4;

I John 3:16;

Hebrews 2:14-15, 9:12, 14, 22, 24, 26-28,

Colossians 1:19-22, 2:13-15;

Revelation 5:9-10

 

08.

Matthew 6:18, 28:19-20; Acts 2:41; Romans 12:4-9;

Ephesians 1:22-23, 3:10, 4:11-13;

1 Thessalonians 1:1;

1 Corinthians 12:7, 12:12-13; 1 Peter 4:10; Colossians 1:18

 

09.

Genesis 1:26-27, 2:18-25;

Matthew 15:18-20;

1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 7:2-5, 18;

Hebrews 13:14

SCRIPTURE

The Lord desires us to know and to love Him with all of our hearts. We cannot love Him without knowing Him. He has revealed Himself and His will primarily to us through the Bible so that we may know and walk with him intimately. We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are the verbally inspired and authoritative words of God, and therefore both infallible and inerrant.

 

GOD

We believe in a Trinitarian God. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the most marvelous relationship that has ever existed. Their relationship has always existed and explains creation, relationship and abundant life. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are co-equal and co-eternal in their divinity, yet separate in person.

 

THE FATHER

He is the sovereign Creator of all things. It is by His will and design that all things exist and are held together. He created everything out of nothing. Everything is made for His glory and for His glory alone. It was by His grace and His own desire that He sent the Son to make payment for our sins, providing the way into a restored relationship with Him.

 

JESUS

We believe Jesus is the Son of God, fully man and fully God. He is the firstborn over all creation. By Him and through Him all things were created and are sustained by His word. He is the physical revelation of God to us, the visible image of an invisible God, who conceived supernaturally by the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin, and both fully God and fully man. He lived before creation with the Father and lives now in physical form, reigning at the Father’s right hand over all kingdoms, rulers and authorities. Through His life, death, and resurrection, the gift of salvation is offered to all who place their faith in Him.

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Person of the Holy Spirit, fully God and worshipped and adored as God. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and reveals to us the person and work of the son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is a person and, therefore, has volition, emotion, and intellect. He guides, leads, directs, and teaches the believer in all things.

 

MAN AND SIN

We affirm that all humanity is made in the image of God and created to live in right relationship with Him. However, our choice to sin caused a breach in that perfect relationship with God, rendering us powerless to restore the relationship that has been broken. We believe that sin also distorts our view of God, self, and others, and that left to ourselves we are unable to remedy our lost condition.

 

SALVATION

We believe that God pursues all who are lost and that the gift of salvation, while offered to all by grace, must be received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed on the Cross for the forgiveness of sins. He who has the Son has life, he who does not have the Son does not have life and the wrath of God remains on him (John 3:36)

 

We believe that salvation is a gift from God and inspired by love. In His substitutionary death, Jesus bore all of our sins, shame, and guilt, taking upon himself the full consequence of sin and death, satisfying the covenant justice of God, and thus removing the estrangement between God and those who place their faith in Jesus. 

 

THE CHURCH

Jesus ascended in order to empower His church to help restore this broken world. They are living their mission through our surrendered lives and community. We believe the Church is the Body of Christ, the hope of the world. The one true Church is composed of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Wherever God’s people meet regularly, there is the local expression of the church.

 

MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.

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