We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is God’s authoritative, inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, and salvation. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters of belief and conduct.
We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead, and ascended to heaven, where as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator, advocate, and intercessor between God and man.
We believe that all people are God’s creation and made in His image. Every person has sinned and fallen short of God’s glory and is in need of forgiveness for breaking God’s commandments. If any person confesses his or her sins to God,He will forgive them and as many as receive Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God.
We believe that Salvation and Eternal Life is a gift of God by faith and no one can earn it by anything they have done or will do. This is eternal life that they may know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom God has sent. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. If they confess with their mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in their heart that God has raised Him from the dead, they will be saved.
We believe in the Gift of the Holy Spirit that is poured out into the hearts of believers and that the Holy Spirit is the Helper, Comforter and Teacher to lead and guide believers into all truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission. Every believer is called to live and walk in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit so that he will bear fruit to the glory of God and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and all authority has been given to Him in heaven and on earth. The Church is made up of all believers everywhere in the world, and that locally the church is a group of baptized believers who are organized to do God’s will. Its calling is to worship God and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and by promoting righteousness and justice.
We believe that Jesus Christ, will personally return and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, at the last trumpet of God. The dead in Christ will rise first then anyone in Christ alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Anyone who hears Jesus’ word and believes in God who sent Him has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgement, but has passed from death into life. God has granted the Son the authority to execute judgement. The dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. All who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. The dead, small and great, will stand before God, and books will be opened. And the Book of Life will be opened and the dead will be judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea will give up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades will deliver up the dead who are in them. And they will be judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades will be cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.