January 20, 2018

What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  The Bible contains God’s message for mankind to come to know Him.  It is relevant to our lives today.  Everything we need to know concerning God and His plan for salvation and life is contained in the Scripture.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)


We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.  Jesus was not just a “good man,” Jesus was God in the flesh.  Jesus came to this earth because we had a sin problem.  Jesus lived a perfect life and then died to take our place.  His death on the cross paid the price for our sins.  (John 1:1,14; 1 Peter 3:18)     


We believe Jesus literally resurrected back to life.  (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) 


We believe that God wants everyone to be saved.  God calls all people to repentance.  God wants everyone to confess Jesus as Lord, to be baptized (immersed) into Christ, and to live a life that is faithful until death. (2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9-10; 6:3-4; Revelation 2:10)


We believe in the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)


We believe that the church is the body of Christ on the earth and exists to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus.  (Ephesians 4:1 – 16)


We believe that Jesus will return to the earth.  On that day Jesus will judge everyone who lived on the earth.  Heaven will be rewarded to those who obeyed God.  Hell is reserved for those who reject God.  (John 14:3, Matthew 25:46)