What We Believe
The Bible. First and foremost we believe The Holy Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, and therefore as Christians we live by and learn from the instruction we have in the scriptures. (2 Timothy 3:16)
God. The creator of all things who is all powerful, all knowing, and everlasting (Isaiah 40:26,28) from the beginning (Gen. 1:1) to the ending and all that is to come. (Rev. 1:8) God is unchangeable and He is the judge of all mankind. (Num. 23:19)(Psalm 96:13, 1 Pet. 1:17) He is true and just. (Rev. 15:3) God’s faithfulness reveals His unlimited authority over everything including our universe and beyond. (Matt. 19:26, Job 42:2, Jeremiah 32:17,27, Rev. 19:6) This means that God has the power to forgive sin. The one true God desires a personal relationship with His creation and He made a way for us to inherit eternal life in Heaven. (John 3:16) This Eternal God grants us the opportunity as human beings to be grafted into knowing Him personally and keeping fellowship with Him. (John 17:1-3)
It’s the characteristics of God that point to His goodness. God is so merciful and unfailing in offering out His mercy to us. (Lam. 3:22-23) We read in scripture time and time again of His love, His longsuffering and that His will for mankind is to repent. (2 Pet. 3:9) God is trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (1 John 5:1-12)
Jesus. Our Lord and Savior. The belief of Christians based on the scriptures in the Bible prove that Jesus Christ is fully God as well as fully human.
Fully God: The title Christ given to Jesus means “the anointed one.” Those early followers of Jesus living when He was present on earth acknowledged that He was and is greater than any human being, and declared Him to be the Christ. (Mark 8:27-30) Jesus is also Lord. God spoke of Himself in Isaiah 45:23 saying that God alone is to be worshipped. So as Christians call Jesus Lord, we proclaim Him to be God. (Phi. 2:10-11) From the beginning of creation Jesus was God before He was born in the flesh. (John 1:1) After Jesus was born He proved that He was God in that He forgave sins, something only God is capable of doing. Jesus claimed that He and His father are one and that God is above all. (John 10:28-30) After Jesus was accused, condemned to die, crucified, and resurrected He still continues to be fully God, (John 20:28) whose throne will last forever. (Heb. 1:8)
Fully Human: Jesus known as “The Word” became a human being, (John 1:14) yet without sin. (Heb. 4:15) Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35) yet born of a woman and grew up in a human home living in a human body. Jesus operated His life within the confines of the human flesh. Often He was tired and hungry. During His crucifixion, His body was so pained that He cried out to God. (Matt 27:46) The important fact of Jesus being human is that He became flesh in order to save us. (Rom. 5:12,17) He did this with His divinity as Immanuel being present with us, (Matt. 1:23) yet took on our nature and was made in our likeness. (Phi. 2:6-7)
The Holy Spirit. Jesus assured His followers that God would send The Holy Spirit to abide with them and be in them. (John 14:16-18) We can only live holy lives by the enabling and empowering of the Holy Spirit of God. Proof of this can be found in the early chapters of the book of Acts. Holiness does not make people exempt from human emotion, but those who have accepted Christ and are living in the Spirit can use their emotions for God’s glory and live their lives unto the Lord in all things they do. (1 Cor. 6:19-20, Col. 3:23) Through holy living we have the power to operate in the Spirit, and be like Jesus. (Rom. 8:9) Holiness is who God is, as well as His desire for His people. (1 Pet. 1:15-16)
Salvation. Because of the fall of man we are separated from God until we are saved. (Gen. 3)(John 3) This salvation is possible only by the supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ mission in earth is simple to say, yet extremely powerful to experience and even more dreadful to reject. The purpose of Christ coming to earth was to save the souls of sinners, (1 Tim. 1:15) not as One who condemns, but One who rescues. (John 3:17) Jesus came to make peace between God and us. (2 Cor. 5:18) He was crucified and His blood was shed in order for our sin to be forgiven. (Heb. 9:22) And this wonderful love is offered to all mankind!
Eternal Life Accepting this blessed plan of salvation offered to us by the sacrifice of Jesus' life grants born again believers eternal life in Heaven! (John 3:16)