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What We believe

We believe and affirm the followin

1. About the Bible (Bibliology)

We believe that the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament are God’s
complete and perfect revelation to mankind. The Old Testament, being written in Hebrew and Aramaic
and the New Testament in Greek, were immediately inspired by God the Holy Spirit, and through His
providence and care, perfectly preserved, and therefore authentic. Because the original languages are not
known to all people, they are translated into the language of every nation that receives them, so that they
may worship Him in an acceptable manner. The Bible is perfect and the fully inspired word of God. The
Bible is the only infallible, inerrant guide in faith, practice, and life.
(John 17:17, I Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 3:15-16; Psalm 12:6; Psalm 19:7-11;
Proverbs 30:5.)

2. About the Triune God (Trinity)

We believe that the only living and true God exists eternally as three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit, three persons in one God. Each person is fully divine, each possessing all the attributes of God; yet
there is only one God.
                A. God The Father

The Lord our God is one, the only living and true God. He is self-existent and infinite in being and
perfection. He is a perfectly pure spirit. He is invisible and has no body or parts. He alone has
immortality. He is unchangeable, transcends all space, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, in every way
infinite. He is absolutely holy, perfectly wise, wholly free, and completely absolute. He works all things
according to the counsel of his own unchangeable and completely righteous will for his own glory. He is
most loving, gracious, merciful, and patient. He overflows with goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity,
transgression, and sin. He rewards those who seek him diligently. At the same time, he is perfectly just
and terrifying in his judgments. He hates all sin and will certainly not clear the guilty. God has all life,
glory, goodness, and blessedness in and of himself; he alone is all-sufficient in himself. He does not need
any creature he has made nor does he derive any glory from them. Instead, he demonstrates his own
glory in them, by them, to them, and upon them. He alone is the source of all being, and everything is
from him, through him, and to him. He has absolute sovereign rule over all creatures, to act through them,
for them, or upon them as he pleases. In his sight everything is open and visible. His knowledge is infinite

and infallible. It does not depend upon any creature, so for him nothing is contingent or uncertain. He is
absolutely holy in all his plans, in all his works, and in all his commands. Angels and human beings owe
to him all the worship, service, or obedience that creatures owe to the Creator and whatever else he is
pleased to require of them.

(1 Corinthians 8:4, 6; Deuteronomy 6:4; Jeremiah 10:10; Isaiah 48:12; John 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Deuteronomy
4:15, 16; Malachi 3:6; 1 Kings 8:27; Jeremiah 23:23; Psalm 90:2; Genesis 17:1; Isaiah 6:3; Psalm 115:3; Isaiah
46:10; Proverbs 16:4; Romans 11:36; Exodus 34:6, 7; Hebrews 11:6; Nehemiah 9:32- 33; Psalm 5:5-6; Exodus 34:7;
Nahum 1:2-3; John 5:26; Psalm 148:13; Psalm 119:68; Job 22:2-3; Romans 11:34–36; Daniel 4:25, 34-35; Hebrews
4:13; Ezekiel 11:5; Acts 15:18; Psalm 145:17; Revelation 5:12–14.)

                B. Jesus Christ (Christology)

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second person of the Holy Trinity, co-equal, and co-
eternal with the Father, begotten from Him. He is the Creator of all things both physical and spiritual, in

heaven and on earth. All things were created by Him, through Him, and for Him, and exist to bring glory
to Him. He is the living Word, the radiance of the glory of God, and the exact imprint of His nature.
Though He was in the form of God, He did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but
humbled Himself, by becoming a human being. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the
Virgin Mary, thus being both truly God and truly man. Jesus kept and fulfilled the whole Law of God,
being a pure, holy, sinless, and perfect sacrifice on the cross, paying the penalty for the sins of all who
place faith in Him alone, making complete atonement for their sin, and appeasing the righteous wrath of
God the Father due unto them for their sin, reconciling sinners to God through His shed blood, thus being
the perfect and only Savior of mankind. He was physically dead for three days and descended to the
grave, but made alive in the Spirit, and on the third day rose again from the dead, breaking the chains of
sin, death, and hell, ascending to the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ will one day return to gather
His bride, the Church, to Himself. He will pronounce swift and final judgment on all mankind. Those who
are in Christ will receive rewards for their service to the Lord and will live with Him eternally, and those
who are outside of Christ will be righteously judged and sentenced to eternal punishment.

(John 5:18, Colossians 1:17; Psalm 2:7; Hebrews 1:5; Genesis 1:1-2; Colossians 1:16; Psalm 19:1; John 1:1, 14;
Hebrews 1:1-3; John 1:18; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:20; 5:17; Hebrews 9:11-14; 10:12-14; Romans
5:8-11; Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 2:2; Colossians 1:19-22; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Corinthians 15; Acts 1:9; 7:56; Ephesians
1:19-21; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Colossians 2:13-15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:1-4.)

                C. The Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, proceeding from the Father and the Son,
and is an equal member of the Godhead. He regenerates and draws individuals to faith in Christ,
convicting and causing them to be spiritually reborn. At the point of genuine conversion and saving faith,
the Spirit indwells, baptizes, and seals those who have faith unto the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit
teaches the Word of God and enlightens the mind of the believer to rightly understand it, provides

strength to overcome sin and temptation, enables growth and maturity in believers, distributes gifts to the
Body of Christ empowers believers for service and fills the yielded believer.
(John 14:16-17; 15:26; 16:7-11; 1 John 5:1; John 3:3-8; Acts 1:5; Romans 8:9; 12:4-8; I Corinthians 6:19-20;
12:4-11; 12:28-31; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; I Peter 4:10.)

3. About Angels - Fallen and Unfallen (Angelology)

We believe that angels are created spirit beings that are immortal, finite, and are of a higher order of
creation than man. All angels were created to serve God and God alone. Although they are powerful, they
are not to be worshipped. Some angels chose to rebel against God, thus becoming fallen angels. Satan, a
fallen angel, also known as the adversary and deceiver, introduced sin into the human race through his
temptation in the Garden of Eden. Fallen angels oppress mankind, seek to deceive mankind, tempt
mankind to sin, and obey Satan. The character of fallen angels is evil in nature. The fate of Satan and all
fallen angels is the lake of fire. Unfallen angels, also known as holy angels or simply angels, remain holy
to serve God, worship God, and to protect and deliver God’s people.
(Genesis 3:1-5; Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:12-15; Matthew 25:41; Luke 1:26; 2:13-14; Acts 5:19; 12:7; Colossians
1:16, 2:18; I Timothy 4:1-2; 2 Timothy 2:26; I Peter 5:8; Hebrews 1:14; Revelation 20:1-3, 10, 22:6.)

4. About Creation

By faith, we understand that the universe was created by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not
made out of things that are visible. We believe that God created the world and everything in it out of
nothing (ex nihilo), in six days, for the purpose of glorifying His holy and majestic name. All things, in
heaven and on earth were created by Him, through Him and for Him. On the sixth day, the pinnacle of
creation was formed out of the dust of the ground. God created man in His own image, in the image of
God He created them; male and female He created them. On the seventh day, God rested from all His
work, and saw that everything He made was indeed very good.
(Genesis 1; Psalm 19:1; Hebrews 11:3; Colossians 1:16; John 1:1-3.)

5. About Humanity (Anthropology)

Mankind, including the first man and the first woman, was created by God, in His image, through His
expressed will to have dominion over all creation. The gift of gender therefore, is part of God’s creation
and design and He alone has dominion over the assignment of such. Even though every person is born
with a sin nature, the image of God remains within humanity. It is appointed for mankind (man and
woman) to die once, and after that, be judged according to their salvation, or lack their of, through the
sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.
(Genesis 1:26, 28-30; Psalm 139:13-16; I Corinthians 15:49; Hebrews 9:27.)

6. About Sin (Hamartiology)

We believe that sin is a want of conformity to, or failure to live up to the law, nature, and will of God. Sin
is a transgression of the Law of God, a failure to hit the mark, or an intentional or unintentional missing
the mark of the standard of God as revealed in His nature and law. We believe that the first sin in the
universe was the pride of Satan, which led to his downfall from heaven along with the angels who
followed with him. We believe that sin came into the world through Adam, the first man, and death
through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. Because of the fact of original sin, all have
sinned, and fall short of the glory of God. They have an inherited sin nature and are therefore, by nature,
sinful, corrupt, evil, wicked, and guilty before the eyes of a Holy and Righteous God. Because of the
holiness and justice of God, sinners must rightly appear before the judgment seat of God, and pay their
sin debt, facing God’s righteous wrath and anger against them for their sin in hell for all eternity. The
justice of God requires that either sin be paid for eternally by the guilty party, or be paid for by another.
Thankfully, those who place their faith in Jesus Christ (the new Adam)(1 Corinthians 15:45-47) have all of
their sin paid for in full through the atoning work of Christ on the cross. Even though Christians have all
of their sin paid for and taken away, and are indwelled by God the Holy Spirit, they will still fight and
struggle with the remaining sin in their lives. At times, they will be defeated and overcome by the pull of
sin and temptation. Willful sin affects the believer’s fellowship with God, dulls his conscience, and
grieves the Holy Spirit. Yet, because of the help of the Holy Spirit, all true believers can and will repent,
and will progressively see victory over the power of indwelling sin in their lives. They live righteous and
godly lives, bringing glory to God, thus proving that they are true Christians. Christians will fight and
struggle with indwelling sin until the day when their sinful nature is finally and fully removed from them
when they enter the kingdom of heaven.
(1 John 3:4; Galatians 3:10; Deuteronomy 27:26; Ezekiel 28:13-17; Revelation 12:9; Isaiah 14:12-15; Genesis 3:1-7;
Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23; Psalm 53:2-3; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 53:5-6; Isaiah 63:3; Revelation 20:10-15;
Romans 5:8-9; 1 John 2:2; Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 3:24b; Romans 7:14-25; Romans 8:5-6,13; Galatians 5:16;
Colossians 3:5-10.)

7. About Salvation (Soteriology)

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Salvation is evidenced by the
fruit of the Holy Spirit being produced in the believer’s life, and a continual process of daily dying to sin
and living to righteousness. Christ’s death was the atoning sacrifice by which He was the substitution for
sinners in dying once for the propitiation of sin in the place of all who have faith in Him. Jesus took upon
Himself the sin of mankind, fully satisfying the righteous demands of God. Forgiveness of sins can only
be achieved through confession of sin to God and through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Having
received forgiveness of sins, believers repent and turn away from sin and turn to God, displaying a
genuine change of heart and mind. Upon conversion, a person is justified before God, and pronounced
“not guilty” in the courtroom of God. Believers are divinely enabled to walk in Christ by the Holy Spirit
of God. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby,
become children of God. Those who have been born again have everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation. They are passed from death to life. The Lord Jesus Christ gives unto them eternal life and
they shall never perish.

(John 1:12-13, 3:3, 5:24, 10:28-29, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 1:16-17; 8:38-39; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Ephesians
1:13-14; 2:8-10; 4:30; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 9:22; James 2:18-22; I Peter 1:23; I John 4:10.)

8. About the Church (Ecclesiology)

We believe that the true church that began in the present age is comprised of all persons, who through the
saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body
of Christ. Jesus Christ is the head of the universal, worldwide church. All genuine believers are part of the
spiritual body of Christ, and we are unified together into one body. The universal church manifests itself
as groups of individuals gathered together in communities around the world. The church exists for the
purposes of worshipping God, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ (evangelism), building believers
up toward spiritual maturity (discipleship), sharing together in our common faith (fellowship), and
serving one another through the use of divinely enabled spiritual gifts.
(Matthew 16:18, 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 11:25; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians
1:22-23; 2:14-16; 3:4-6; 4:11-12, 4:15; 2 Timothy 1:14-17; I Peter 4:10-11.)
We believe in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper (communion) as instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ. The
Lord’s Supper is a memorial that testifies to the remembrance of Christ and proclamation of His death for
forgiveness of sins. The Lord’s Supper is to be received by those who are in Christ, that is, those who
believe and confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior. Those not in Christ eat and drink judgment upon
(Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 11:23-30.)
We believe in the ordinance of baptism, through immersion in water, in the name of the Father, Son and
Holy Spirit as a visible symbol of the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior; the
believer’s death to sin; the burial of the old life; and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ
(Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-4.)
We believe children are dedicated to the Lord like Jesus was in Luke 2:22.


 9. About the Future (Eschatology)

God, in His perfect timing and in His perfect way, will bring the world to His determined conclusion and
end. As God has promised in His Word, Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return to the earth in
Glory. The dead will be raised and all of mankind will be judged in righteousness. The unrighteous, those
not in Christ, will be sent to Hell, the place of eternal and everlasting punishment. The righteous, those in
Christ, will receive their reward and dwell, in resurrected and glorified bodies, forever in Heaven with the

(Isaiah 2:4; 11:9; Matthew 16:27; 18:8-9; 19:28; 24:27,30,36,44; 25:31-46; 26:64; Mark 8:38; 9:43-48; Luke
12:40,48; 16:19-26; 17:22-37; 21:27-28; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 17:31; Romans 14:10; 1 Corinthians 4:5;
15:24-28,35-58; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Philippians 3:20-21; Colossians 1:5; 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 5:1ff.; 2
Thessalonians 1:7ff.; 2; 1 Timothy 6:14; 2 Timothy 4:1,8; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:27-28; James 5:8; 2 Peter 3:7ff.; 1
John 2:28; 3:2; Jude 14; Revelation 1:18; 3:11; 20:1-22:13.)

10. About the Sanctity of Human Life

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God. Therefore, every person is important to God.
Every life has genuine significance because each person was known by God before birth and created for
the purpose of glorifying God. Therefore all human life is sacred throughout the person’s existence. All
people should be treated with the utmost respect and care. Likewise, the human body is to be valued and
maintained because it is the temple of the Holy Spirit. We believe abortion and euthanasia are outside of
God’s expressed will for mankind.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Isaiah 43:7; Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:13-66; I Corinthians 6:19-20.)


11. About Marriage

We believe that marriage is intended for, and must be reserved for, one man and one woman to share and
enjoy for a lifetime. Because of the expressed creation of man for woman and woman for man,
homosexuality, fornication, adultery and bestiality are demonstrated to be outside of God’s desire for
mankind and are sin.
(Genesis 2:24; Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:22; 20:15; Mark 10:9; Romans 1:27; I Corinthians 6:9, 6:18; Galatians
5:19; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18-19.)

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