What We Believe

STATEMENT OF FAITH – WHAT WE BELIEVE

The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears testimony. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each possessing all the attributes of Deity.
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but we as humans defied God by sinfully going our own way. As a result, we need God's saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God's saving grace - not human effort - and must be received personally by repentance and faith.
Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplishes salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God. He will one day return to earth to consummate history.
The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ, equips believers for personal growth and service and empowers believers to share the message of God's love with non-believers. The believer's role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Those forgiven through Jesus Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God. Those who have not received the free gift of forgiveness offered through Jesus Christ will be eternally separated from God in a place called hell.