Core Beliefs

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Core Beliefs2018-05-20T00:24:04-04:00

There is only One True God–the Creator and Sustainer of all life Who is revealed in the three persons of the Trinity, as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Bible is God’s authoritative and trustworthy Word to all people, it teaches us what to believe, how to live, and declares God’s plan and purpose for all mankind.

Jesus Christ is fully God and man’s only Savior. He became flesh, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died on a cross to pay the penalty for our sin. He was resurrected from the dead, returned to heaven, and now reigns as the King of Kings, Lord of Lord’s, and the head of His Church on earth.

We were each created in the image of God. However, our sin has marred that image and separated us from Him. The remedy is reconciliation through God’s grace that is made available to each of us through repentance and by embracing the sacrificial death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.

God’s grace through Jesus Christ is available to anyone who by faith will call upon Him. All who are in Christ become children of God and brand new creations in Him.

The evidence of being a child of God is abiding in Christ, following in His footsteps, and loving Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. The outcome of being a child of God is loving others as Christ has loved us, and showing them the same compassion that He has shown us.

The Holy Spirit indwells every believer. It is He who illuminates our minds, directs our steps, and provides us divine ability to serve God and accomplish His purposes. He also enables us to walk in the fruit of the Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

The Church is Christ’s body on earth; every follower of Christ is a member and He is it’s head. The purpose of the Church is to make known the goodness of God, to go and make disciples of all, and help meet the needs of others in tangible, meaningful ways. Every believer is called to actively worship with, serve with, fellowship with, financially support and be accountable to the local church.

Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper following Jesus’ example and being baptized by immersion in water is our announcement to the world that we have become a follower of Jesus Christ. Sharing the Lord’s Supper together with our fellow believers is a reminder that Christ laid down His life for us, and that we are called to lay down our lives for one another.

Praying for God’s Kingdom to come and His will to be done is the responsibility of every follower of Christ. Praying that God will provide healing, deliverance, strength, wisdom and blessings is the God given privilege of every believer.

Marriage, as defined by Scripture, is the blessed union of one man and one woman sharing a lifelong covenant.

The family is the bedrock of a healthy society. Parents, not society nor government, are responsible for nurturing their children.

The earth is not our permanent home. There will come a day, at God’s appointed time, when He will call for His Church, and all believers on earth, including those who died in the faith, will rise to meet the Lord in the air, and remain with Him forever.

There will be a final judgment. Those who abide in Jesus Christ will be rewarded for their life of faith and good deeds, and will enjoy God’s presence forever. Those found to be without faith in Christ will be sentenced to eternal punishment separated from God.