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What We Believe

GOD

 

God is love.  We believe that there is only one true and living God.  God is the creator and ruler of the universe, the heavens, the earth, the air, the seas, planets, moons, stars, animals, you, me and everything.  We believe that man is the supreme object of God’s creation and is made in the likeness and image of God.  God has eternally existed, has all power, all knowledge and is ever-present. God is sovereign in all things and entirely worthy of all worship, honor and praise.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe Jesus Christ is the son of God having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary.  He has been given all power by God the Father.  We also believe that Jesus is the mediator between God and man and that no one can come to the Father except by Him.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

HOLY SPIRIT / HOLY GHOST

We believe the Holy Spirit and the Holy Ghost are one in the same.  The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is with us all at all times.  However, when the Holy Spirit becomes in-dwelling we refer to it as the Holy Ghost.  All believers are encouraged to strive to receive the Holy Ghost (be filled with the Holy Ghost).  The Holy Ghost abides within individuals who have diligently separated themselves from sinful living through conscious efforts, prayer and reading God’s word.  The Holy Ghost provides the Christian with power for righteous living, understanding of spiritual truths and guidance in doing what is right.

BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the true, inspired, infallible word of God. It was written by human authors, under the divine guidance of the Holy Ghost.  It is God’s revelation of himself to humanity, our final authority and is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  The Bible, every book, is centered on or a revelation of Jesus.

SALVATION

We believe salvation is the deliverance from sin and its consequences. Salvation is a gift from God to man.  Man can never make up for his sins by self-improvement or good works.  Salvation is found in no other name but the name of Jesus and begins the moment one confesses with their mouth and believes in their hearts that Jesus Christ is Lord.

ETERNITY

We believe in eternal life through Jesus Christ.  We believe in the existence of Heaven and Hell.  Although the body dies our souls were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin (Hell) or exist in union with God through forgiveness and salvation (Heaven).

BAPTISM

We believe Baptism by immersion in water symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. It is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

COMMUNION

Communion or the Lords Supper is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember the sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant.  The element of bread and wine (or juice) are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood.  Communion is not a means to salvation.  Rather it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.

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