What We Believe
There is One True God
The Bible calls God by many different names, each describing a different facet of His character, but God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4), is multi-dimensional and eternally self-existent (John 8:54-59). God is love (John 3), is all-knowing, always present and all powerful. He is the creator of the heavens and earth (Genesis 1 & 2). While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
The Bible is God's Word.
Both the Old and New Testaments reveal God to Man. The Bible is without error and is God's written and authoritative rule of faith and conduct for all mankind. (2 Tim. 3:15-17, 1 Thess. 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21).
The Fall of Humanity
Man and woman are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), without sin. Adam and Eve, the first persons created, both voluntarily and willfully disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6).
That first sin had several repercussions. Humanity was no longer allowed to be in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23). The physical world was put under the effects of a curse (Genesis 3:14-19); the process of physical death began (Genesis 2:17) and humanity died spiritually (Romans 5:12-19). Sin separated humanity from God (Ephesians 2:11-18) and left men and women in a fallen and sinful condition (Romans 3:23).
The Good News: Salvation
The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12, John 14:6). He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins (1 Peter 2:24) and only those who know and believe in Jesus will have eternal life, with God, in Heaven (John 3:16).
When we put our faith in Christ, it triggers a spiritual chain reaction. We become a temple of The Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19); our names are written in the Book of Life (Revelation 3:5); we become citizens of Heaven (Philippians 3:20-21); and we are given eternal life (John 3:16). We are adopted into God's family, so we become children of God (Galatians 4:4-7); our sins are forgiven (Hebrews 8:12); we are credited with the righteousness of Christ (Romans 4:4-5); we are born again (John 3:3); God takes ownership of us (1 Corinthians 6:20) and we receive an eternal inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14, 1 Peter 1:3-50).
The evidence of salvation is two-fold: the internal evidence is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16); the external evidence is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23). We become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) and are transformed into the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).