We Believe

The Bible

The  Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the complete, divinely inspired, infallible Word of God. The Bible is the supreme authority and guide for our Christian faith and living. 1 Peter 1:20 “No prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation.” Hebrews 4:12 “For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any double edged sword…It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

The Godhead

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deut. 6:4 “Here, O Israel, The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

The Father

The first person of the Godhead orders and directs all things according to His own purpose and pleasure. He authored, created, and sustains all things in the universe without any means other than His own pure power. By His grace, He involves Himself in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and  death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. Matt. 6:9 “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” Eph. 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” John 5:19 “The son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what He sees his Father doing.”

The Lord Jesus Christ

He existed eternally as the second person of the Godhead. By virgin birth He came to earth as fully God and fully man, living a sinless life. His death on the cross made atonement for man’s sin, evidenced by His bodily resurrection from the dead. He physically ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and He will return in power and glory. John 1:4 “The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father full of grace and truth.” Col. 2:9 “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” Acts 2:32 “God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.”

The Holy Spirit

The third person of the Godhead convicts men of sin, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, instructs, and sets apart believers unto a holy life. We encourage all believers to seek a life of obedience to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We believe this step is essential for empowering believers for victorious living and ministry through the gifts given by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:8 “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses.” 1 Cor. 3:16 “Don’t you know what you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”

The Nature of Man

Man are directly created in God’s image, voluntarily fell into sin by personal disobedience to the will of God; consequently, all men are spiritually dead apart from Jesus Christ. The fall of man was a once-for-all historical fact. Its effect spread nature and is in need of salvation. Eph. 2:1 “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins.” Romans 3:10 “There is none righteous, no, not one…” Romans 3:23 -24 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus…”

Salvation

Salvation is by grace, a gift of God apart from works. Salvation requires repentance, a turning from one’s own way to God’s way. Salvation is through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.” 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 Peter 2:2 “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.”

The Church

The church is the body of believers consisting of all born-again persons without respect to race, culture, or background. Directed by Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Church is taking the good news of salvation to the whole world. Our Fellowship is inclusive rather than exclusive and stresses love for God and one another, the unity of all believers, and obedience to the Holy Spirit. Eph. 2:19-21 “…You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.” Eph. 3:10 “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known.”

Our Goal: Building Personal Relationship with the Almighty God