1. We believe the Scriptures of the
Old and New Testaments were and are verbally inspired of God as originally
inerrant and are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. II Timothy
3:16. II Peter 1:21.
2. We believe there is only one God
who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy
Ghost. Matthew 28:19. I John 5:7. Mark 1:10-11. visit http://www.bible.ca/trinity/trinity-texts-genesis19-24.htm for further understanding.
3. We believe Jesus Christ was born
of the Virgin Mary, begotten of the Holy Spirit, and is truly Man yet truly God.
Isaiah 9:6. Luke 1:35.
4. We believe man was created in
God�s image that man sinned, and as a result became subject to physical and
spiritual death. Man became separated from God and was in need of a Savior to
reconcile mankind back to God as man deals unsuccessfully with his sin nature,
and that Jesus Christ fulfilled this and is become our salvation through his
blood sacrifice. Roman 3:25-26. Matthew 20:28. Colossians 1:13-14.
5. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ
died for our sins substitutionally, as representing the entire human race
according to the Scriptures as the perfect sacrifice for sin, and that all who
believe in him are justified through faith in his blood. Romans 5:1, I John 1:7.
6. We believe in the physical death
of Jesus Christ from crucifixion, in his resurrection from the dead, and in his
ascension into heaven as our high priest and advocate. Hebrews 4:15. I John 2:1.
I Corinthians 15:3-4.
7. We believe in the personal and
imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as scripture indicates. John
14:3. I Thessalonians 4:16-18.
8. We believe that all who receive
Jesus Christ by faith as Savior and Lord through the Holy Spirit are born again
and thus become children of God, and that their lives will reflect this. II
Corinthians 5:17. Galatians 6:15. John 3:3.
9. We believe in the bodily
resurrection of the just, as well as the unjust, either into eternal punishment
for the unjust in hell or into everlasting blessedness of life for the saved
through Jesus Christ. Revelation 20:11-15. Matthew 25:46. Mark 16:16. II Peter
10. We believe in the gifts of the
Spirit as Paul outlined in I Corinthians Chapter 12 are still for the Church
today and have not ended. I Corinthians 12:7. I Corinthians 12:11. I Corinthians
12:31. Mark 16:17-18. Act 2:39.
11. We believe in the sanctity of
Holy Matrimony as ordained by God in Genesis 1:28 and 2:23-24 as being only
between one man and one woman and that any other union or description of
marriage is out of harmony with Scriptures. Matthew 19:4-5.
12. We believe that children are the
heritage of the Lord (Psalms 127:3) and all life is planned and known of God
(Jeremiah 1:5) and that every spirit within a man came directly from God himself
(Ezekiel 18:4) and that the termination of any child in the womb is in direct
conflict with the plan of God. Psalms 106:38. Proverbs 6:16-17. Deuteronomy
19:10. Matthew 18:14.
13. We believe in water baptism as a
symbolic act to demonstrate we have been born again by faith in Jesus Christ and
in His death, burial, and resurrection. Matthew 28:19-20.
14. We believe Jesus Christ is the
only way to salvation and eternal life. Acts 4:12. John 14:6. John 10:1. John
10:9. John 3:16-17.
15. We believe in the preaching of
the Word as it is consistent and unchanging, as opposed to one preaching
personal convictions which are not universal. II Timothy 4:2. Galatians 1:8-9.
Philippians 2:12. Romans 14:1-12.
16. We believe the salvation
experience is not a change in the sin nature, but that it is a change that takes
place instantaneously and it is also progressive as we continue to become more
Christ-like in our walk with Christ II Corinthians 5:17. Philippians 2:12. II
Corinthians 3:18. Romans 12:2.