What We Believe
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.
Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 40:10-31, Isaiah 43:10, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 1:35, John 5:21-23, John 14:9-10, Matthew 28:19,
Romans 8:9-11, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 1:8-10
God is Holy and matchless. He is the creator of all things making him all powerful, all knowing and ever-present. He is the same yesterday, today and forever and He keeps His word, never going back on it. He embodies love, mercy, compassion, justice, and faithfulness.
Exodus 3:14, Numbers 23:19, Leviticus 11:44-45, Psalm 11:4-6, Malachi 3:6, John 3:16, John 4:24, John 5:26, Romans 3:3-4
Jesus Christ came to the world fully human and fully God. He was given as the perfect sacrifice without spot or blemish and became the substitute for man’s sinful condition. By the Spirit, He defeated death, hell, and the grave by rising on the third day so that we may have life and have it in abundance.
Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, Matthew 3:17, John 1:1-14, John 1:18, John 1:33-34, John 3:16-18, Romans 1:3-4, Romans 3:23-26,
1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Colossians 3:1, Galatians 4:4-5, Philippians 2:5-11, 1 John 1:7, 1 John 2:2
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Holy Spirit guides all believers into all truth. He convicts sinners according to their sin and believers according to God’s righteousness. Once Christ is accepted, the Spirit fills the believer and lavishes us with spiritual gifts as he molds us into the likeness of Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is one of empowerment, endowment, and impartation, where the Spirit lavishes the believer with supernatural gifts. The impartation is accompanied by the speaking of tongues and/or prophetic utterances. This baptism produces boldness and power to serve the Body of Christ and the world around us.
Genesis 1:2, Psalm 51:11, Psalm 139:7, Isaiah 61:1-3, Joel 2:28-32, Mark 1:10, Luke 1:35, Luke 4:1, Luke 11:13, Luke 12:12,
John 16:7-14, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 13:2, Romans 8:9-11, Romans 8:14-16, Romans 8:26-27, 1 Corinthians 3:16,
Ephesians 1:13-14, Revelation 22:17
Man was made in the image of God for His own good pleasure and eternal glory. Due to sin, man is separated from God unable to obtain a right relationship with him through his own efforts. After accepting Christ, man is restored to his/her rightful place as a son/daughter and co-heir with Christ.
Genesis 1:26-30, Genesis 2:7, Genesis 2:18-22, Genesis 3:1-19, Psalm 8:3-6, Psalm 32:1-5, Psalm 100:3, Jeremiah 17:5,
Acts 17:26-31, Romans 1:20-32, Romans 5:12-21, Romans 8:17, 2 Corinthians 5:17
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance, we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.
Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9
Salvation is through Jesus Christ alone. It is through Christ that we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins and adoption into the eternal family of God. We do not deserve and cannot earn salvation–it is a free gift from God.
Isaiah 1:18, Isaiah 53:5-6, Matthew 1:21, Luke 1:68-69, John 1:12, John 3:16-17, John 5:24, Acts 2:21, Acts 4:12, Acts 16:30-31, Romans 5:8-10, Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 2:8-10, Revelation 3:20
The church is a body of believers and not a building. In addition to being called out of the darkness and into his marvelous light, the church is the Bride of Christ, set apart for Jesus. We believe in returning the beauty back to the Bride so that she could be a witness for God for all of those who lay eyes on her.
Matthew 18:15-20, Acts 2:41-47, Acts 20:28, Romans 12:4-8, 1 Corinthians 7:17, 1 Corinthians 12:12-28, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:19-22, Ephesians 4:4-6, Ephesians 4:11-16, Ephesians 5:22-32, Hebrews 10:23-25, Revelation 19:7
The Bible is God’s love letter to all of humankind. It is a living book that was written by the collaboration of man and the Holy Spirit. It is 100% truth. There is no error in it. It is a living breathing Word that is applied to everyday life.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Psalm 119:11, Psalm 119:89, Psalm 119:105, Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 5:18, John 1:1-2, John 17:17, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 1:25, 2 Peter 3:16
Heaven and Hell are real places that will last for eternity. Being that man was created to exist eternally, our final destination will either be united with God forever in Heaven or separated from God forever in Hell.
Mark 16:16, John 14:2-3, John 14:6, Romans 6:23, 1 Corinthians 2:9, 1 John 2:25, 1 John 5:11-13, Revelation 19:20,
Satan was once a privileged angel named Lucifer. He rebelled against God and was kicked out of heaven, taking a third of the angels with him. They continue to be the Christian’s greatest enemy; however, due to the cross, they are a defeated foe.
Isaiah 14:12-17, Matthew 25:41, Mark 16:17-18, Luke 10:18-19, John 8:44, Acts 26:18, James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Peter 2:4,
1 John 3:8, Revelation 12:9-11, Revelation 20:1
Baptism & Communion
We believe that being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is an essential response to Jesus’ command, testifying to His lordship as Christ and King. We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work.
Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:3-5
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of power for all believers. This baptism results in a deeper expression of spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22,23), a greater growth in Christ-likeness, a genuine manifestation of spiritual gifts, and a more effective prayer life.
Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4, Acts 2:38-39; Acts 10:44-46; 19:1-6; Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22–23; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Romans 8:26, 27
We believe in observing the Lord’s Supper, receiving the broken bread and the fruit of the vine with joy and faith. We partake anew of the life and triumph of Christ’s Cross.
1 Corinthians 11:24-26