God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons (Trinity) – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Exodus 3:14; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21, 22; John 1:31-34; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Revelation 1:8
Humans, male and female, are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. They are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although humanity has tremendous potential for good, people are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates humanity from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
Humanity was created to exist forever. Individuals will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Isaiah 53; Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
Salvation is a gift from God to all people. People can never make up for their sins by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can people be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1, 5, 8, 9; John 11:25 & 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1; Colossians 2:13-14
About Eternal Security
Because God gives people eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.
Exodus 31:1-4; Deuteronomy 34:9; Isaiah 11:2-3; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 6:11; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s word 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. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is a public declaration that an individual has accepted Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior. Baptism does not save a person, but shows the world that the individual has already been saved. While baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates love and obedience to Christ.
Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21, 22; John 1:31-34; Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.
Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
The Last Things
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return to earth and establish his kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal fellowship of the righteous with God, and the everlasting separation of the unrighteous from God.
Romans 8:23-24; 1 Corinthians 15:12-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-16; John 6: 39-40; Hebrews 11; 13-16, 19; Job 19: 25-26; Psalm 49:15; Daniel 12:2
We believe Christian marriage is a sacred institution ordained by GOD. It is a spiritual and physical union into which one man and one woman enter for the glory of GOD, according to the Scriptures. The fidelity of this union is to be preserved above all other relationships as it also represents God’s desired relationship with humanity.
Genesis 2:18, 24; Matthew 19:3-9; Romans7:2; Ephesians 5:21-33.