What We Believe

FOUNDATIONAL DOCTRINES 

 

The Trinity

There is one God who eternally exists as three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit. Each person is fully God, the three carrying out distinct but harmonious roles.

(Deut 6:4; Isa 45:5; Matt 28:19; John 1:1-4, 14:26; 16:7; 1 Peter 1:2)


Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ has eternally existed as fully God. Jesus became fully man, being born of a virgin. He lived sinlessly, died on a cross in our place, rose bodily from the grave, returned in exaltation to heaven, and now reigns as head of His church. Jesus will continue as fully God and fully man for eternity.

(Matt 1:23; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-4, 14; Phil 2:6-8; 2 Cor 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Cor 15:3-6; Eph 1:20-23; 1 Tim 2:5; Heb 4:14; 7:25)


Salvation

Though God created man in His image, all men are sinful – by nature and by choice – and deserve condemnation. God in His mercy provides salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, apart from man’s works. Salvation includes complete forgiveness of sins, spiritual rebirth, righteous standing before God, and adoption into God’s family.

(Gen 1:26-27; John 3:3-6, 16; Rom 3:9-28; Eph 2:1-10; Titus 3:3-7)


The Second Coming and Final Judgment

Jesus Christ will return bodily to earth to judge and to reign. All individuals will be raised, the saved to eternal life and the lost to eternal condemnation.

(John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; Rev 19:11-16; Dan 12:2; John 5:28-29; Matt 25:31-34, 41)


The Bible

 The 66 books of Scripture are inspired by God, every word being inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient for all Christian life.

(2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matt 5:18; Prov 30:5)