Listed below are brief explanations of our core beliefs:
God: There is one God. He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and one. God is perfect in His attributes of holiness, love, mercy, power and knowledge.
Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He is co-equal with God the Father. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world, rose again after three days, ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. He is the Divine Helper, Instructor, Guide and Counselor. He lives in every believer from the moment of salvation providing power for living, guidance and understanding of spiritual truth. He exalts Christ and convicts man of sin and righteousness and judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer.
The Bible: The Bible is God’s written revelation of Himself to man. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the sole source of truth and is divinely inspired by God. In the Apostle Paul's letter to Timothy found in 2 Timothy 3:14-17 of the Bible, Paul wrote, But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NIV)
Salvation: Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man is sinful, therefore cannot earn or deserve eternal life. Sin has separated us from God and made us unacceptable to Him. God sent Jesus, who was sinless, to die on the cross and pay the penalty for our sin. Salvation is free to all who trust in Jesus Christ as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world. Faith in Jesus is the only way we can have eternal life.
Eternal Security: Because salvation is based on the person and work of Jesus Christ, and is not based on man’s works, the believer is secure throughout eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-sufficiency of the believer.
Baptism: Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, giving public testimony of his faith in Christ. It is a physical act symbolizing the spiritual salvation of the believer and as such has no saving quality of its own. Baptism is the outward, visible testimony of salvation.
The Lord's Supper: The taking of the bread and the cup are symbolic reminders of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. His willingness to die on the cross was an awesome expression of the immensity of His love for all humanity. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:26, For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.