What we believe

“But if it seems wrong in your opinion to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Choose the gods whom your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live. But my family and I will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

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What We Believe

We believe that God eternally exists in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and work in perfect Oneness. We believe Jesus is the Son of God and, as fully human and fully divine, gave his life as the ultimate expression of love. This life, death and resurrection paved the way for humans to enter heaven. We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in all true Believers. He inspires, convicts, encourages and guides us. We believe the Father is the Ultimate Holy Sovereign Benevolent and Just Ruler, Creator of everything that has, is or will be. We believe that the true God is the God of the Bible.

The Scriptures

We believe that “all Scripture is given from God,” and is our source for faith and living.

Man

We believe that man is created in the image God, but that he expressed  independence from God and is now in need of a Redeemer.

Redemption

We believe that, because of the separation and death , no one can enter the heaven unless born again. We believe that the new birth of the believer comes only through faith in the work of Jesus, God’s Son. Accepting Jesus’ work for us is the only way to redemption and that no amount of efforts, goodness or piety can improve the work that Jesus accomplished. No human is beyond the grace of God and salvation is available to all who humble themselves and accept the work of Jesus.

The Church

We believe that all Believers in Christ are members of the church. Unity of true Believers is paramount to living the life that God hopes we will live.

The Commandments

We believe the foremost commandment to be summed up by Jesus himself when He said, in short, to “Love God and love our neighbor”. Sin is therefore viewed primarily as a “failure to love”.

Eternity

We believe that, Christians will live in the peace and joy of being in the presence of God for eternity. Those who do not know Christ will spend eternity outside of His presence.