What We Believe
What We Believe
A. The Lord Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man (Colossians 2:9–10).
B. The one God of Heaven manifests Himself to man as a trinity in the persons of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16–17).
C. Jesus Christ is God's full, eternal, and only means of man's redemption (John 3:16–17).
D. To receive forgiveness of sin and eternal life, every living individual must choose by faith to receive Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and thereby experience a spiritual rebirth (John 3:3, 14:6).
E. The Holy Scriptures are man's ultimate and adequate authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:15–17).
F. The inspiration of the Scriptures is understood to mean:
"Being God's Living Word rather than simply a book containing His Word." (Galatians 3:8)
"Being true and accurate in its accounts and predictions of all the acts of God recorded and prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments." (Psalm 119:160, Matthew 5:18)
"Being spoken by God through the words of His prophets." (Acts 13:33–35)
"Being the direct result of men moved and carried along by the Spirit of God." (2 Peter 1:21)
G. The Holy Spirit is received at the time of conversion and is God's unique way of making us a part of the eternal Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13).
H. The gifts of the Spirit are not given by man's instruction but by the sovereignty of God when, if, and as He chooses (1 Corinthians 12:11).
I. Every child of God can and should be assured of that eternal relationship (1 John 5:11–12).
J. The Lord Jesus Christ will return in Glory as He left, at an hour known only to God the Father, when the Gospel has at last been proclaimed to every nation as a witness (Matthew 24:14).
K. The task of the church is to carry out the Great Commission as fast and as faithfully as possible in anticipation of the victorious return of our risen Lord and eternal King (Matthew 28:18–20).