OUR BELIEFS

Connecting People to God, Others, and Ministry

Our Creed

God
We believe that there is only one true, living and eternal God and that the Godhead is revealed as Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

(John 5:6-9; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 14:9-11; 1st Corinthians 8:4-6)

The Bible
We believe that the Holy Scripture are the Old and New Testaments; the inspired and infallible Word of God and therein is found the only reliable guide of Christian faith and conduct.

(Peter 1:25; 2nd Timothy 3:16-17)

Man
We believe that God created man in His own image to bring Him honor through obedience, and that when man disobeyed, he became a fallen and sinful creature, unable to save himself. We believe that infants are in the
covenant of God’s grace and that all persons become accountable to God when they reach a state of moral responsibility.

(Genesis 1:26-27; 2-7; Psalm 1:9; Isaiah 43:7; Romans 1:8-23)

Salvation
We believe that salvation (regeneration, sanctification, justification and redemption) has been provided for all mankind through the redemptive work (life, death, resurrection, ascension and intercession) of Jesus Christ, and that this salvation can be received only through repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Romans 10:8-13; John 3:3-8; 3:16)

Christian Duties
We believe that Christians should live faithfully by serving in and through the local church, praying diligently, witnessing earnestly, practicing tolerance, showing loving kindness, giving as God prospers and conducting themselves in such a way as to bring glory to God.

(Matthew 28:18-20; 6:1-13; 2nd Chronicles 7:14; Acts 1:8)

The Church
We believe that the Church Universal is the Body of Christ, the fellowship of believers and that its members have been called out from the world to come under the dominion and authority of Christ, its head. We believe the local church is a fellowship of Christians, a part of the Body of Christ, voluntarily banded together for worship, nurture and service.

(Acts 2:37-47)

Last Things
We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, and in the bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe that God will judge all mankind by Jesus Christ; that He will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell.

(Luke 12:40; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17)

Marriage & Sexuality
We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning and this is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are united in marriage. We believe all other forms of sexual conduct such as adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, pornography or the attempt to change one’s biological sex to be against God’s teaching, sinful and offensive to God.

(Genesis 2:22-25; Leviticus 18:22; Matthew 5:22-28; Romans 1: 24-28; 1st Corinthians 6: 15-20, 7: 2-5; Galatians 5: 19-21;
Colossians 3: 5-6; 1st Thessalonians 4: 3-7)

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