What We Believe
We believe God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal and are one God.
We believe Jesus is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday.
We believe the Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
We believe the Bible is God's Word to us and was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth and because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.
We believe that human beings are the supreme object of God's creation and are made in His spiritual image, to be like Him in character. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates us from God.
We believe salvation is God's free gift to us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin. When we turn to Jesus in faith we are saved and eternal life begins.
We believe human beings were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven.
We believe that baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus.