We believe in the Holy Trinity.
The Son is God incarnate as Jesus the Messiah. He is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. For us He was crucified, raised bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven.
He will return as King of kings and Lord of lords to set up His earthly Kingdom.
John 1:1, John 1:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:14, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4 Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 7:25, Revelation 22:12-13
The Holy Spirit – God the Holy Spirit is our Lord’s ever-present self, indwelling, assuring, and enabling the believer. He was sent to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. To those who repent and believe in Christ, the Holy Spirit regenerates, baptizes, indwells, gifts and empowers for Christ-like living and service.
John 16:8-15, Titus 3:5-6, 1 Corinthians 12:11, 13, Romans 8:9-14, Galatians 5:22-25
God created human beings in His image, innocent, morally free and responsible to choose between good and evil, right and wrong. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were disobedient to the will of God with the consequence that every aspect of their human nature became sinful and corrupt. Thus, being spiritually dead, they became subject to physical death and the power of Satan. The image of God is distorted in all humanity, with the exception of Jesus, as we inherit a sinful nature at conception. Therefore, we are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God and under His condemnation.
Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:6, Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 3:9-10, Psalms 51:5, John 3:36, Romans 5:12-14
Redemption is accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. He offered once and for all the one perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. He was made to be sin and died in our place as an acceptable sacrifice to God. His atonement is sufficient for all and effective for every person who repents and believes in Him, resulting in a reconciled relationship with God.
Salvation is available by grace through faith. This salvation is not our own doing. It is the gift of God.
By God’s saving grace, those who repents and believes will receive the grace of being born again [regeneration], being declared righteous by God [justification], being adopted into the family of God [adoption], being transformed into the likeness of Christ [sanctification], being united with Christ [union with Christ], and being fully restored to the image of God [glorification]. This Salvation which includes our new birth and eternal inheritance is kept by God’s power. It is therefore impossible for the saved to lose their salvation.
Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:6-10, Galatians 3:13, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 1 Peter 2:24,2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:1, John 17:17-19, 1 John 3:2, John 5:24, John 10:27-30, Romans 8:28-39, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 1 Timothy 4:10
The Church consists of all the redeemed who are united by the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head. Local assemblies of believers are visible representations of the Church that gather regularly for the purpose of worship, which includes instruction in the Word, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer.
The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances: Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Though not the means of salvation, these ordinances testify of the gospel.
The Church has been entrusted with the task of global discipleship as found in the Great Commission.
Matthew 16:17-18, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Acts 2:421 Corinthians 11:23-28, Luke 22:19-20, Romans 6:3, Matthew 28:19-20