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We Believe

WE BELIEVE (Doctrinal Statement)

GOD
We believe in One God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that our Creator God created everything out of nothing (ex nihilo) and has revealed his character and nature for mankind to men and women throughout generations.
We believe that God sent His Son, begotten of the Heavenly Father, born of a virgin, as the savior of the world. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man.
We believe in the full power, presence, and deity of the Holy Spirit.

SIN
We believe that all mankind is born into sinful nature that separates them from God, but that He has provided a way for salvation. It is through His Son Jesus Christ, the full propitiation for our sin. 
We believe that all mankind needs salvation through Jesus Christ which is why we are evangelistic in nature.
Bad things happen in our decaying world. God is not the author of evil. Satan is the god of this world bent on stealing, killing, and destroying. 

BIBLE
The Old and New Testaments are inspired by God to human authors, is without error (infallible), and the Holy Bible is the ultimate authority on which we base our faith, conduct, theology, and doctrine. The Bible is God's instruction for us to show us the way to life, and the way to do life.
We believe in the Protestant Canon of Scripture as established by a variety of counsels and constitutes the modern Biblical canon and text - The Old Testament and the New Testament in credible and solid translations like the ESV, NASB, NKJV, NLT, AMP, and for a fresh look for readability, the Message translation.

SALVATION
We are saved by grace through faith, and justified by faith alone. Salvation is received by believing and confessing; believing in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, as fully deity and fully man, the sinless and only perfect atonement for our sins, that he died on the cross for all mankind, taking our sin on Himself and redeeming us from the wages of sin, and that we confess that Jesus Christ is who He says He is. 

JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH vs GOOD WORKS - The place of good works in our faith and spiritual growth
We are justified with God through faith, not through good works. We are saved to do good works, we are not saved by good works. We are saved by grace alone.

GOD THE FATHER
God is creator of all things, ex nihilo (out of nothing). He is the beginning and the end, the author and finisher of our faith. 
God is good. God is love. God is sovereign. He is above all and all in all.

GOD THE SON
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and savior of the world; we believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death on the cross atoning for all our sins through His shed blood, His miraculous bodily ressurection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His eventual return (the Second Coming).

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Living God who dwells in the hearts of those who are saved, ministering to us on individual basis as well as equipping us for the work of building the church and the kingdom of God. Spiritual Gifts are for today, but must be managed in order and protocol. God communicates to His people through the Holy Spirit, leading us toward Christ centered lives of Godliness.

HELL
The Bible describes Hell as a real place for those who do not believe in Jesus Christ. There is one way to God the Father. Hell was not created for man, but for the rebellious Fallen angels, and God doesn't send people to hell, but if someone refuses Christ as Savior, Messiah, and as full deity and fully man, they are not saved. Not everyone goes to heaven. But it is the forgiven and those who are in relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith.

ETERNITY
We are the bride of Christ. There will be no marraige to anyone except to Christ. There are no husband's and wives; we will remember each other as we were on earth, but we will return to our perfect state, redeemed by Christ body, soul, and spirit. 
Humans do not become angels - angels are a different celestial being. Humans will remain humankind, especially loved by God, higher even than the angels.
 
  • The regular taking of Communion is an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross.
  • That every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God's Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ.
  • As children of God, we are overcomers and more than conquerors and God intends for each of us to experience the abundant life He has in store for us.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is moving and is active in our generation. He still speaks today and gives gifts as He sees fit (1 Corinthians 12:14).
  • We believe a spiritual battle occurs around us everyday. We believe deliverance and restoration is a gift of God for the believer (Luke 10:19, Matthew 10:8).