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What We Believe

We believe that there is one true God who exists in a perfect relationship of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). 

We believe that the universe came into existence supernaturally by the creative power of God (Genesis 1:1). We believe that people are God’s highest creation because we are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). 

We believe that sin came into the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. We believe that sin includes any attitude or action that fails to meet God’s perfect standard. We believe that everyone has sinned (Romans 5:12). 

We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son. He came to our world as a human being in order to show us what God is like, reveal God’s truth to us, and provide us with salvation from sin. Though He lived a perfect life, He was crucified, taking the death penalty that we deserved for our sin. After three days He rose from the dead, victorious over sin and death. (Hebrews 1:2-3). 

We believe that salvation is available to everyone through Jesus and His death for us. This salvation can only be received by faith—it cannot be earned by religious works. Those who trust Christ for salvation are “born again.” Their sins are forgiven and they begin a relationship with God (Romans 5:1). 

We believe that those who are truly born again will demonstrate the reality of their new birth by the perseverance of their faith (John 5:24). Others who profess to know Christ will fall away, demonstrating that they were never truly born again in the first place (Matthew 24:13). 

We believe that those who trust Christ should be baptized as a public testimony of their faith . (Matthew 28:19-20) 

We believe that the Bible is a supernatural book (Hebrews 4:12), inspired by God and written down by human authors. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word—His instruction book for life (2 Timothy 3:16-17). 

We believe that Satan was a powerful angel who rebelled against God and was kicked out of heaven (Isaiah 14:12-15). He now operates in this world as God’s enemy along with numerous fallen angels called demons. (Ephesians 6:1-12). Though he is capable of much evil, he can only go as far as God allows. His final judgment is certain (Revelation 20:10). 

We believe that Jesus is coming back to this world at any time. When He returns, those who have trusted Christ will be raised up to spend eternity with Jesus (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Those who have rejected Christ will be judged and will face eternal punishment in Hell (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).