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Doctrinal Beliefs

God. There is one God (Deuteronomy 4:35, 39; 6:4) who exists eternally in three equally divine Persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14). Each Person possesses the attributes of deity. God is the creator and sustainer of heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1). He is eternal, infinitely wise, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. 

Jesus. Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 1:1; 16:16), God's Son (John 3:16; 5:17-18), Lord of all creation (Philippians 2:9-11), and Savior of the world (1 John 4:14). Being God incarnate (John 1:1, 14), He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), died as an atoning, substitutionary sacrifice for sins, was raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4), ascended to the right hand of the Father where He is now seated, intercedes for the church, and will return to earth to rule in His kingdom and to judge the living and the dead.

The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4). He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). He is sent by the Father and Son to indwell believers (John 14:26; 15:26). He produces the new birth (John 3:5-8; cf. Titus 3:5-6), seals and secures believers (Ephesians 1:13-14), fills (empowers) believers for gospel ministry and Christian living (Ephesians 5:18), and produces the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:19-21). 

​The Bible. The Bible is the Word of God, consisting of 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, equally inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16) and hence, authoritative and inerrant (John 17:17). God's Word is eternal, (Isaiah 40:8), infallible (Isaiah 55:11), clear (Psalm 19:7), and complete (Revelation 22:18-19). Moreover, Scripture is sufficient for the salvation of unbelievers and the sanctification of believers (2 Timothy 3:15-16). 

The Church. The church is an assembly of those who believe in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. The church constitutes those whom God chose before He created the world (Ephesians 1:4), whom Christ purchased with His blood (Acts 20:28), and whom the Holy Spirit sealed (Ephesians 1:13-14). The church exists to worship God (Hebrews 13:15), serve and build up one another (Ephesians 4:11-16), and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20).

Salvation. The Bible teaches that salvation is by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not on account of a person's works or perceived merit (Ephesians 2:8-9). To be saved from sin and God's wrath a person must repent of their sins (Acts 17:30; cf. Mark 1:15) and believe (or trusts) in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord and that He died for their sins, rose from the dead, and lives today (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9).

Heaven. The Bible teaches that heaven is the place where God dwells and is enthroned (Psalm 2:4; Revelation 4:2). Also, Jesus is seated at the right hand of God (Hebrews 9:24). Heaven is the place where worshiping angels and believers who died in Christ are (Revelation 4-5; 2 Corinthians 5:6-8). Furthermore, believers await the new heavens and new earth where righteousness will dwell forever (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1-7).  

 

Hell. The Bible clearly teaches that hell is real. Hell is the place of everlasting, unquenchable fire, torment, destruction, punishment, and brimstone, and is reserved for unbelievers (John 15:6; Matthew 10:28; 18:8; Revelation 14:9-12; 20:15). Also, hell has been prepared for Satan and his demons (Matthew 25:41). To escape the sentence of hell men and women must believe in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world (John 3:16; 1 John 4:14).