What We Believe

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. God is an eternal Spirit, Who is loving and just in all He does. There is one God, and this one God has existed forever in the three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30)

About Salvation

God, in love, has not left humanity in its hopeless condition. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue people from the penalty and power of sin. Salvation is a free gift from God. People cannot earn it by self-improvement or living a good life. Salvation is given freely by God as a gift to all who believe in Jesus Christ and receive Him as their Savior and Lord. (John 1:12-13; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 2:8-9)

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and Son as God. The Holy Spirit convinces people of their need for forgiveness and enables them to trust in God’s love and forgiveness offered to them in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lives within every Christian, giving instruction in spiritual truth, guidance in doing God’s will, and power for holy living and witness. (John 16:8-15)

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s word to all people. It was written by human authors under the guidance of God’s Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and teaching. It is a true and completely trustworthy account of God’s character and actions in human history. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, co-equal with the Father. Jesus humbled himself in love, being born a human being, living a sinless life, and offering himself as God’s perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people, dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days, displaying His power over sin and death. He lives now in heaven and rules as Lord over all God’s creation. He will return again to earth to establish fully his kingdom. (John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8; 1 John 2:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

About Human Beings

God created men and women to live in a relationship of love with Him and to rule over God’s creation. But all of humanity, from the beginning, has lived in an attitude of rebellion and disobedience to God. As a result, human beings have suffered the consequences of this choice to turn away from their loving Creator—emotional and physical suffering, social injustice, death, and separation from God. Human beings are powerless to rescue themselves from this condition. (Genesis 1:27; 2:17; Ephesians 2:1-3; Romans 5:12, 5:18-19)