Beliefs . . .

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The Word of God says in Romans 10:13, “For whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” The main theme of the New Testament is God’s love for each individual. This love of God was shown through Christ’s coming to this world, His dying on the cross and rising from the dead. Through His death Jesus offers you forgiveness for your sins. Jesus did his part and you must do yours. The way to establish a relationship with God is to accept His offer of forgiveness of sins.

God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; Peter 1:2; Corinthians 13:14

Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin; this attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist 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 eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; I John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15

Jesus Christ

bibleJesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30 Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to all man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12 Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

Water Baptism

Water Baptism is an act of obedience for the believer. It should be preceded by repentance, which simply means "change." It is turning from our sin and selfishness to serve the Lord. Water Baptism identifies the believer with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. It is a public testimony - the outward confession of an inward experience. In baptism, we stand before witnesses confessing our identification with the Lord.
Acts 2:38, 41, Romans 6:4-5, Romans 6:10-13, I Peter 3:21, I Corinthians 6:11

Eternal Security

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer may be secure in their salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 10:2-19; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; I Peter 1:3-5

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He manifests Himself in various supernatural ways, to minister to the believer, as well as to the non-believer. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13 Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

The Bible

The Bible is God's Word to all men, written by the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. It is the infallible word of truth.
II Timothy 3:16-17

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Vision . . .

“To give hope to the hopeless, to be friend to the friendless, to be Christ-like in word and deed, and to be a family to all.”


Statement of Faith . . .

We believe in God, Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. We believe in salvation for all people through faith in Jesus Christ as set in the scriptures.

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” - Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” - John 3:16-17 (NIV)

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