Here is a summary of our essential beliefs and teaching:
The Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God.
There is one God who is the eternal, sovereign, all powerful, and all knowing creator of the universe.
God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the unique Son of God, fully God and fully human. He is coequal and coeternal with the Father.
All people, apart from Jesus, are sinners separated from God in desperate need of forgiveness.
Jesus was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life.
Jesus died a substitutionary death on the cross to pay the price for our sins so that we can have forgiveness.
Jesus rose bodily from the grave proving that He has power and authority over sin and death.
We receive forgiveness and eternal life when we believe in Jesus and His death and resurrection. We are saved by the grace of God though faith in Jesus and not by any thing we can do, earn, or accomplish. There is salvation in no one else and no other name by which we must be saved.
Because we are saved by grace and the finished work of Jesus Christ, we are eternally secure
some other things we believe
Jesus will visibly return to the earth to establish God's kingdom following a time of great tribulation.
Before the tribulation believers will be resurrected and caught up in the air to be with Jesus.
Israel is still God's chosen people.
The first eleven chapters of Genesis are historical not allegorical.
Marriage is between a man and a woman.
Discipleship is the highest calling of a believer.
Jesus Christ is Lord
Jesus is the focus of all of Scripture and He is called by many names throughout the Bible: The Seed of the woman, The Prophet, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Suffering Servant, the Son of God, the Son of David, the Son of Man, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, and the Great I AM just to name a few. In the New Testament Jesus is most often referred to as Christ. Christ (or in Hebrew Messiah) is a title that means "Anointed One" or "Chosen One." Jesus is the one chosen to fulfill God's plan of redemption, provide forgiveness for sin through His death and resurrection, and one day reign as King of Kings and Lord and Lords. Despite the humility of His death on the cross, there will come a day when "every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
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