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What We Believe

We believe:

  1. That the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired Word of God, the final and trustworthy authority for faith and practice.
  2. That there is only one true and eternal God consisting of three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. That God created humankind in the divine image.  Through Adam's fall all became sinful, lost, and condemned.  Each human being by deliberate choice participates in sin and is in need of redemption through Christ.
  4. That Jesus Christ is God's Son, fully divine and fully human, the eternal and pre-existent Word.  By his death Christ made full atonement for our sins, and by his resurrection showed Himself to be the Lord and giver of life to all who believe.
  5. That God offers forgiveness of sin and justification through faith in Christ Jesus apart from works.  Through Christ the believer becomes a new creation, whose mind and will are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit from loving sin, to loving the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind, and loving all people as we love ourselves.
  6. That the Church is a community of faith consisting of regenerated believers with Christ as Lord.
  7. That the Church is called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and God's reconciling grace in the power of the Holy Spirit, inviting persons to receive salvation and follow Christ as His disciples.  As disciples, we seek justice for all persons and the reform of society.
  8. That Jesus Christ will return visibly, at which time He will raise the dead and judge all people.  Believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God as they participate in the fullness of His eternal reign, while unbelievers will suffer eternal separation from God.