Our ESSENTIAL BELIEFS

Our essential
beliefs are the
foundation of
why we exist.

 
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About God

 
 

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

 

References
2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16
2 Peter 1:20-21
Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160
Proverbs 30:5

God is the
Creator & Ruler of the
universe.

 
 
 

About Jesus Christ

 
 

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

 

References
Matthew 1:22, 23
Isaiah 9:6
John 1:1-5
Hebrews 4:14-15
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Romans 1:3-4
Acts 1:9-11
Titus 2:13

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

 
 
 

About the
Holy Spirit

 
 

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world today to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

 

References
2 Corinthians 3:17

John 16:7-13, 14:16-17
Acts 1:8
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16
Ephesians 1:13, 5:18
Galatians 5:25

 

 

The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian.

 
 
 

About the Bible

 
 

The Bible is God’s Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

References
2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16
2 Peter 1:20-21
Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160
Proverbs 30:5

The Bible is God's Word to us.

 
 
 

About Sin

 

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

References
Genesis 1:27
Psalm 8:3-6
Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2
Romans 3:23

Sin separates
people from
God.

 
 
 

About Salvation

 

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

References
Romans 5:1, 6:23
Ephesians 2:8-9
John 1:12, 14:6
Titus 3:5
Galatians 3:26

 

Salvation is God's free gift to us.

 
 
 
 

About Eternal
Security

 

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

References
John 10:29
2 Timothy 1:12;
Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14
1 Peter 1:3-5

You are secure in your salvation for eternity.

 
 

About Eternity

 
 
 

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

References

John 3:16, 14:17
Romans 6:23, 8:17-18
Revelation 20:15
1 Corinthians 2:7

We were created to exist forever.