IN ESSENTIAL BELIEFS
We have Unity.
IN NOn-ESSENTIAL BELIEFS
We have Liberty.
In All Our BELIEFS
We show Love.
ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired and inerrant Word of God and that it is, therefore, the final authority in matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe in one God who exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19-20)
We believe the world was created by the will and word of God. (Genesis 1:27-31)
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, and that He is fully God and fully man. (Luke 1:26-35)
We believe that man was created in the image of God: that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God: and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and become sinners in thought, word and deed. (Romans 5:12)
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the deity and personhood of the Holy Spirit. (John 15:26)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood. (John 3:14-16; 1 Peter 1:18-19)
ABOUT CHRIST'S RESURRECTION
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, after being buried following His crucifixion on the cross at Calvary, rose bodily from the dead, and that He is the Savior, and the only Savior, through whom fallen man can find forgiveness and salvation. (John 1:29; Acts 4:12)
ABOUT CHRIST'S RETURN
We believe that Jesus Christ Himself will come again to this world to rule and reign in righteousness, and that His coming again will be literal, personal and visible. (John 14:1-6; Acts 1:11)
We believe in justification by faith alone, apart from human merit. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe in the personal existence of Satan and demonic beings. (Job 1:6; Matthew 25:41)
ABOUT THE GATHERING
We believe in the importance of the corporate gatherings of the church and normally set aside time to meet on Sunday which is the day of Christ's resurrection. (Hebrews 10:24-25; Luke 24:1; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2)
ABOUT THE RESURRECTION
We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the righteous to everlasting blessedness and the wicked to everlasting damnation. (Matthew 25:31,46)
ABOUT FOLLOWING JESUS
We believe that each Christian has the responsibility to seek to honor God in everything he or she thinks, says and does and to shine the light of Christ into the world by word and deed. (Colossians 3:17; Matthew 5:14-16; 1 Peter 3:15)
Statements of faith can be a bit confusing. Have questions about any of what we believe as a church? Feel free to call our office at (209) 334-1332 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll happily do our best to answer any questions you may have!