What We Believe
Through His Son He created the heavens and the earth. He is the creator of all things physical and spiritual.
He is the one true living God.
He is fully manifested in the Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
He is the Father of Jesus Christ.
He is righteous in all His deeds and judgements.
He is the Father of Mercies and All Comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort that we ourselves are comforted by God.
He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
He has adopted us to Himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will. He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead which He performed on the third day from the crucifixion.
He promises eternal life for those who in faith call upon Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
He is the source of all wisdom that is pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
He is the Son of God.
He was in the beginning with God and has always been God.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to a virgin in order to become the savior of mankind. He walked the earth as both God and Man: Emmanuel.
He was completely obedient to God the Father, thereby atoning for mankind’s disobedience that brought sin into the world.
As a man He lived a sinless life becoming the only acceptable sacrifice to God the Father for the remission of mankind’s sin. Thus allowing Him to pay the penalty for the sins of man. He paid the price for our sins with His own blood.
He was betrayed, mocked, tortured and killed by hanging on a cross. He defeated both sin and death, through His own death, burial and resurrection. He who knew no sin became sin so that we who believe in Him can be born again into a sinless resurrection with Him before God the Father.
He is the only way to the Father. There is no other person or name by which man can be saved from eternal condemnation.
His love for us is unconditional and has no prejudice or boundary. We can give and receive love because He first loved us.
He is compassionate and righteous beyond our understanding. His judgments are pure and correct in every way.
He deserves all of our praise and adoration for the things that He has done for us.
He presently sits enthroned at the right hand of the Father. One day He will return to claim and gather unto Himself His purified church, that being, all those that have named Jesus, Lord and Savior of their souls. At that time He will utterly defeat His enemies. He will establish a new kingdom that He will reign, with us, for eternity.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity. He is as much God as is God the Father and God the Son. He was sent by God the Father after God the Son ascended from the earth into heaven.
He is gentle to our spirits and guides us in the paths that God the Father has laid out before us.
He will convict the world and us, for our sin. He will convince us of our righteousness through our faith in Christ Jesus. And He will convict the world concerning judgement.
He is the elicitor of our sanctification. Using His intimate knowledge of ourselves and our lives He will bring to our remembrance those things that are in need of repentance so that they can be set apart from us and we can be made new in those areas of our lives.
He is the wisdom we need in order to Follow Jesus in our daily lives. He will teach us all things concerning Jesus our Savior.
He empowers us beyond that which we can comprehend and shepherds us to perform the will of the Father, but only as and when He wills it to be so.
He can and does act in supernatural ways and allows us to witness and give testimony to the power of a Living God.
The Holy Bible
The Holy Bible is the Word of God. Given to us so that we can see the true nature and the fullness of God and His love for us.
The entire text was divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit and is useful to us in every aspect of our lives.
It is inherent and factual in entirety. Deeper meanings and comprehensions are granted to us by God the Holy Spirit through continual study and meditation on the scriptures.
All scripture should be evaluated by the reader in total context. The reader should always draw out the meaning of the text as it was written and never subject the text to the readers own interpretation.
Although the Bible has many different authors, translated from and into many different languages and was written over hundreds of years, the authenticity of the Bible we have today is not in question. The Bible is a progression of God’s Word and thus the length of time for completion.
Sin came into being through one man’s disobedience to God the Father. That man, Adam, did something that God the Father had expressly told him not to do. The direct disobedience displayed by Adam separated him from the will of God and thus sin, translated as the separation distance from the center of the target, was introduced into the world.
Sin therefore can be described as any activity, action or even thought that separates us from the will of God.
As descendants of Adam, which we all are, we are born into that sin which Adam committed so long ago and are subject to the same penalty as Adam. Without the forgiveness of sins, and the actions and work that Jesus performed on the cross, we today, would have no way to be redeemed, or set free from the wages of sin which is death without salvation.
The remedy for Sin, our separation from God:
If we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and if we believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved, our sins will be forgiven and we will be redeemed.
Baptism is the method by which we proclaim our oneness in Christ Jesus. The symbolic nature of our joining the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is undeniable. Thus we believe that full emersion is proper and needed.
If one has truthfully and willfully cast their lot with Jesus Christ, baptism will become the desired even necessary next step to take for that person.
Communion with God is essential to the believer in Jesus.
Communion, as in The Lord’s Supper, should be partaken by the believer regularly. We hold communion service monthly.
Jesus set the example for communion with His disciples. He took bread and wine as emblems for His body and blood so that His disciples and followers would remember His sacrifice on the cross. We do this today to remember and give thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus, for the incredible sacrifice and gift He gave us.
Salvation, The Gospel of Jesus Christ
The word Gospel actually means, “Good News”. As you can see from what we hold to be the truths, written above and taken from the Bible, one constant thread runs through them. We are born physically and spiritually separated from God under the sin of our ancestor Adam. The good news that Jesus brings is that we can be rescued from that sad state through having the faith to believe in Jesus Christ. Believing that Jesus came to give a new opportunity to be at peace with God and live a life that puts Jesus in the forefront of everything we do, is essential to the Christian.
While being kind and performing service to others is always a valuable endeavor, Salvation can not be earned through doing good works. It is much simpler. All that is needed is an abiding faith in Jesus Christ the Savior of mankind.
Jesus not only changed the world as it was known He also brought a new covenant, a new understanding between God and mankind. He shed His blood on the Cross and became the final sacrifice needed for the forgiveness of mankind’s sin. He opened the doorway to redemption, that we may travel through by simply believing and trusting in Him. That door is open to everyone regardless of who they are or what they have done. That is truly Good News!