What We Believe

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What We Believe

 

 

  • God’s Unity: There is only one God who is absolutely one in His being, with no separate or separable parts. This God is the God of the Bible who created the universe, angels and all living things (Gen. 1:1, Deut. 6:4).
  • God’s Tri-unity: There is only one God, but in the unity of the Godhead are three co-equal and co-eternal persons-the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit—Equal in divine nature, but distinct in personhood (Matt. 28:19).
  • Christ’s Deity: Jesus is absolute deity, being fully God in every sense (John 1:1, Col. 1:16).
  • Christ’s Humanity: The incarnate Jesus was fully human (1 John 4:2, Heb. 2:17).
  • Human Depravity: Since the Fall, every human being (except Christ) has been born into the world in a state of total depravity and is thus alienated from God (Rom. 3:23, 6:23).
  • Christ’s Virgin Birth: Jesus, in the incarnation was virgin born (Gal. 4:4).
  • Christ’s Sinlessness: Jesus is absolutely perfect and without sin (Heb. 4:15).
  • Christ’s Atoning Death: Jesus sacrificially atoned for human sin at the cross (1 John 2:2, 2 Cor. 5:21).
  • Christ’s Bodily Resurrection: Jesus physically rose from the dead in the same body that was laid in the tomb (1 Cor. 15:3-4).
  • The Necessity of Grace: God’s unmerited favor, or grace is at the heart of the Christian plan of salvation. Without it no one has ever been or ever can be saved (Eph. 2:8).
  • The Necessity of Faith: No one can realize salvation in his own life apart from faith in God (Heb. 11:3).
  • The Bodily Ascension of Christ: Christ’s bodily ascension to the right hand of the father signals the beginning of the basis of the second state of salvation, sanctification (Acts 1:9-11).
  • Christ’s Priestly Intercession: When Christ ascended to heaven and was seated at the right hand of the father, he sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to live a holy life. He was also enabled by his position before the father to make intercession for our sins (1 John 2:1).
  • Christ’s Second Coming: Jesus will return again bodily and will establish his kingdom on the earth (Mark 14:62).
  • Inspiration of the Bible: The sixty-six books of the Bible alone are the written word of God. Therefore, the Bible is inerrant and inspired and should be understood literally (2 Tim. 3:16).