What We Believe

Essential Core Theological Beliefs:

Our church holds to both the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. In addition, we hold to the following Bible-based core beliefs, though these beliefs are not the sum total of all of our religious beliefs:
 

We believe

… that the Bible (the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) is the historically recorded inspired Word of God, accurate and infallible as originally written. It is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the final authority and rule of faith and practice for the Christian life. (Mark 12:26, 36; 13:11; Luke 24:27,44; John 5:39; Acts 1:16; 17:2-3; 18:28; 26:22,23; 28:23; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
 

We believe

… in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power. (Genesis 1:2, 27; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12-29; John 1:1,14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6)    
           

We believe

… in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on the cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return. (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:18; 3:16; Hebrews 4:15) (John 1:29; Romans 3:25-26; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Hebrews 10:5-14; 1 Peter 3:18)
 

We believe

… that man was created by and for God; that by man’s disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people have sinned. (Genesis 1:26; 2:17; 6:5; Psalms 14:1-3;51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; John 3:6; 5:40; 6:53; Romans 3:10-19; 8:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Timothy 5:6; 1 John 3:8)
 

We believe

… the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and are, therefore, in right relationship with God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 3:16-18; John 4:24)
 

We believe

… in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit; indwelling and gifting each believer and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer. (John 3:6; 16:7-11; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:7; 1 John 2:20-27)
 

We believe

… in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived; the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God’s forgiveness in His Son. (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11- 14; Deuteronomy 30:1-10; Isaiah 11:9; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Matthew 24:15-25, 46; Romans 8:19-23; 11:25-27; Revelation 20:1-3, 21:1-4; 22:17,20)