I believe Scripture is the infallible word of God (2 Tim 3:16, 2 Peter 1: 20 - 21), and has absolute authority as the word of God, and has verses or stories that encompass all areas of our lives.

 

Scripture clearly teaches that there is one God (1 Kings 8:60, Isaiah 46:9, John 17:3), that exists in 3 persons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt 3:16 - 17, Acts 7:55). 

 

Jesus the Son, is the image of God the Father and the exact representation of His being (Col 1:15, 2 Cor 4:4, Hebrews 1:3), and the only name by which we can be saved (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Cor 15:21 - 22).

 

Scripture clearly teaches that we are saved not by works, but by grace (Eph 2:8 - 9), however Scripture also teaches that faith without works is dead (James 2: 16 - 17). Jesus taught that we would know a tree by its fruit (Matt 7:17 - 20), thus salvation is shown not earned through our works.

 

Sin is an act of disobedience to God, and the punishment for sin is death (Romans 6:23). For those whom do not call on Jesus for salvation, there is eternal damnation in Hell (John 3:18, Matt 13:49 - 50, Rev 21:8).

 

Those who call on the name of Jesus are sanctified (Col 1:22), and make up the body of believers called the Church (1 Cor 12:12 - 13 & 27, Romans 12:4 - 5, Col 1:18) . The Church exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ both locally and globally through the power of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28: 18 - 20, Acts 1: 8 - 9).

 

I believe Satan exists and has been conquered through the death as resurrection of Jesus (Hebrews 2:14)

 

I believe there are three ordinances the New Testament calls the church to observe; foot washing (John 13: 1 - 17), the Lord’s Supper (Luke 22: 19 - 20), and baptism (Acts 2:38).

STATEMENT OF BELIEFS