Beliefs

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St. Augustine said, “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.” We hope that our Statement of Faith agrees with the Bible, but we recognize our frailty and we are always growing.

These are our beliefs. You don’t have to agree with all of them to join us. You may be searching spiritually, checking out Christianity. Whatever the case may be, you’re very welcome to come and be a part of what we’re doing.

The Bible  We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be God’s communication to humanity, the final authority for faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16).

God  We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity possesses all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personhood (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-3; John 8:58; 2 Corinthians 3:17).

Jesus  We believe Jesus Christ is perfect deity and true humanity united in one person forever.  Jesus lived a sinless life on earth and paid for the sins of the world by dying on the cross, accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended back to the Father, where he continually prays for His followers (John 3:16; Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:3-4; John 1:1-4,14,18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-14; 1 Timothy 2:5; Romans 8:34).

The Rebellion  We believe humanity was created in the image of God, but we turned away from God and alienated ourselves from our Creator, bringing us under divine condemnation for our sin (Genesis 3; Romans 5:12,15-19; Ephesians 2:1-3).

Salvation by Grace Through Faith  We believe God saves those who place their faith in Christ alone for their salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9).

The Holy Spirit  We believe the Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to those who believe (John 15:26; Titus 3:5; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:13; 3:16-17).

The Church  We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, which is composed of all true believers. God expects believers to “share life” together and build each other up in the faith (Ephesians 2:12-22; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Psalms 23:25; 26:12; 35:18; 40:9).

How It All Ends  We believe that Jesus Christ will come again to establish His Kingdom. The dead will be resurrected, the believer to eternal joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to condemnation and endless, conscious punishment. God will renew the creation and dwell with his people in eternity (Matthew 24:30-31; 25:31-46; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 19:11-21:4).