What We Believe
We believe that all Scripture contained in the Old and New Testaments is inspired by God and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is a specific revelation from God to man and is the authoritative guide for all Christian understanding, life and ministry.
There is but one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is infinite, eternal, and almighty. We were made to know Him personally and this is possible by grace through faith according to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son, is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and He lived a sinless life. He died, shedding His blood in His substitutionary death for sinners, then was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Son as the third Person of the Godhead. The Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment and unites man to Jesus Christ by faith. We believe the Holy Spirit baptizes, regenerates, indwells, seals and fills all believers at the moment of salvation. Subsequent filling by the Holy Spirit is dependant on personal walk of faith.
Man was created in the image and likeness of God. It was by man's free volition that he disobeyed God, incurring physical and spiritual death (separation from God). Each human being is born with a sin nature and separated from God and therefore in need of a divine salvation by God's grace.
Salvation is a gift from God. This was accomplished by Christ's substitutionary death; all who believe in Him are justified by the shedding of His blood. Because salvation is given by grace, the believer's salvation is eternally secure.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is sent upon all who believe in Jesus Christ at the moment of saving faith in Christ. From that moment, each believer is united with Christ and a spiritually gifted member of the church or body of Christ. Water baptism is simply an outward expression of the true spiritual baptism that has already taken place in that person's life.
We believe that all believers are privileged to be a part of the Great Commission, sent into this world with the good news.
The church is the body and the bride of Christ. It is dedicated to the worship and service of God. The primary task of the church in all ages is to teach all nations, make disciples and reveal the person of Christ in this world until Christ returns at the second advent.
Christ will return to rapture His church. Following this event will be the seven-year tribulation period which will conclude with the national salvation of Israel and the subsequent return of Christ who will establish His kingdom for a 1,000 year period. The Great White Throne judgment of the unsaved, coupled with Satan being cast into the lake of fire, will then allow Christ to establish a New Heaven and a New Earth.