OUR BELIEFS

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THE BIBLE

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
(2Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26)

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TRINITY. GOD: THREE IN ONE

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, each possesses equal power and authority.
(I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11)

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THE FATHER

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
(Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4)

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THE SON

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
(John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 2:5)

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THE HOLY SPIRIT

His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He leads us, comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
(Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6, Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11,12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 2 Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10).

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ETERNITY: HEAVEN AND HELL

Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15)

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MAN

Man is made in the image of God and is the object of His creation. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love. Man became separated from relationship with God because of his own sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort, rather through Jesus Christ.
(Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11)

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REPENTANCE

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ,which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and salvation
(Acts 2:21, Acts 3:19; 1 John 1:9).

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SALVATION

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God.
(Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22)

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WATER BAPTISM

We believe water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in order to fulfill the command of Christ.
(Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:37-39, Acts 19:1-6, Mark 16:16, Mark 1:4-5)

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COMMUNION

We believe in the regular taking of Communion when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross
(Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25)

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THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT/ SPIRIT-FILLED LIVING/ HEALING

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as manifested in the early church. We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the desires of and ways of the world, perfecting holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith. We believe in the healing of the body by God as illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit
(1 Corinthians 12-14, Ephesians 5:18, 1 Corinthians 6:14, 1 Corinthians 17:1, Acts 4:30, Romans 8:11, James 5:1, James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans11:29)

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THE CHURCH

The Church is a community of believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obedience of all His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
(Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12;Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3)

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SECOND COMING

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures
(Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7).

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