We accept the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, in their original form as the divinely inspired revelation of the mind and will of God for all people. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without error and is therefore the authoritative rule of faith and conduct of our daily lives.
We believe in One True God, the Father, the Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, of everything that can be seen and things that are unseen. God exists eternally in three persons, identified as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and referred to as the Holy Trinity. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they are one God.
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our worship and trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for people to be in right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could pay the penalty for our sins. Jesus defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
The Holy Spirit
His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. The Spirit comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. For those who reject Jesus and the sacrifice He made for them on the cross, they will be eternally separated from God in Hell. For those who accept Jesus and the sacrifice He made for them on the cross, they will be eternally in union with God in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every person is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. It is a gift from God; it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
The Church is made up of local communities of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. Every believer is commanded by Christ to go and teach others to obey what He taught. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.