God

There is only one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. 

Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-2  John 8:58;  2 Corinthians 3:17; Colossians 1:16

 

Deity of Christ

Jesus Christ is God, the Living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth.  He is therefore perfect deity and true humanity united in one person forever. 

Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:3-4; John 1:1-4,14,18

 

Atonement

Jesus came to earth He lived a perfect life before the Father.  He then gave his life freely as our substitute, to take on our punishment, thus satisfying God's divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. 

2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 7:26-28

His Resurrection

He rose from the dead physically in the same body in which He lived and died. 

Acts 2:32; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4,12-20; John 20:24-28

The Only Way

He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He is now the only mediator between God and men. The scripture teaches us that he ever lives to make intercession for us before the Father. Jesus said I am the Way, The Truth, and The Life. No man can come to the father except through me. 

John 14:6; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:23-25; Romans 8:34

The Fall

Man was created in the image of God, with free will and the freedom of choice. He used this choice to sin and disobey God. This brought upon all people the curse of sin and death, which also brought divine condemnation.

Genesis 1:26-3:24; Romans 5:12,15-19; Colossians 1:21; Romans 3:23

Man’s Impossibility

Man's nature is corrupted, and full of sin. It is therefore, totally impossible to please God without being born again and regenerated by the Holy Spirit. 

Ephesians 2:1-3; John 3:1-8; 6:44,65; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 12:3; Acts 16:14; Titus 3:5

Salvation By Grace Through Faith

A person's salvation is based totally on the grace of God, and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human effort, goodness or religious practice. God declares people righteous who put their faith in Christ alone and what He did for them on the cross. 

Ephesians 2:4-9; Philippians 2:13; Romans 3:22; 10:3-4

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is infallible, without error and without contradiction in it's original writings. It is the final authority on all matters pertaining to life and godliness. It alone is the standard for right living, right doctrine, and right thinking.

2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:3; Luke 4:4; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119: 89; Psalm 68:11

Salvation

It is the privilege of all who are born again by the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based on any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written Word. Evidence of salvation is revealed in a changed life and a commitment to follow Christ.

1 John 5:13; Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 8:15-16

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit has come into the world to give witness of the Son of God and thus to glorify Jesus Christ. The Spirit convicts sinners and draws them to Christ, He imparts new life to them, and continually indwells them from the moment they are born again. Upon salvation, He then seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power, and gifts, are appropriated in the believer's life by faith. 

John 15:26; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:7-11; Titus 3:5; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:13; 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Holiness

Every believer is called to right living by the power of the indwelling Spirit, and that in choosing to do so will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.  As a believer walks with the Lord, he or she is empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a godly life.

Galatians 5:16-24; Luke 6:43-44

The Church

Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, which is His body, which is made up of all men and women, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through adoption by saving faith. 

Colossians 1:18

Why We Gather

We assemble together regularly for celebration, worship, for participation in ordinances, and for the building up each other through the Word and mutual encouragement.  

Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Psalm 23:25; 26:12; 35:18; 40:9

Death of a Christian

At physical death, the believer enters immediately into eternal conscious fellowship with the Lord. 

2 Corinthians 5:1-8; Luke 16:19-31

Death of an Unbeliever

At physical death, the unbeliever (those who reject God) enter immediately into eternal conscious separation from the Lord. The unbelievers will later be resurrected, experience their final judgement and be sentenced to condemnation.

Luke 16:19-31. Revelation 20:11-15

Jesus’ Return

Jesus Christ will come again to the earth, personally, visibly and in his resurrection body to establish His Kingdom. The dead in Christ, as well as those who here alive on earth will at some point will be resurrected with their bodies to be with the Lord. 

Matthew 24:30-31; 25:31-46; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 19:11-21:4

The Commission

The Lord Jesus commanded all believers to proclaim the Good News throughout the whole world and to teach men of every nation, and making disciples.   

Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8

The Kingdom of Evil

There exists a spirit of Evil, Satan, our adversary, who once being a mighty cherub turned by choice to wickedness in the face of perfect light , now with great power, carries out an organized opposition to the Kingdom of God. He seeks both the demise of man as well as God's plan for him. He will of course, suffer ultimate and total defeat at the hands of Jesus Christ, and be sentenced to eternity in the lake of fire. 

Job 1; Ezekiel 28:11-17; Isaiah 14:12-15;  Ephesians 6:12; Revelation 12:17; Ephesians 6:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:18; 1 Peter 5:8-9; Job 1:6-2:7; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10

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