Statement of beliefs
We believe in one God, creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, of sovereign power, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own Glory
We trust and believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord fully God and fully Man, one Person in two natures, Jesus – Israel’s promised Messiah – was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven and sits at the right of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. AS our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all – sufficient sacrifice for the sins of believers.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, as the third person of the trinity, is equal in nature to God and Jesus Christ in all that he does and that He glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips, and empowers believers for Christ – like living and service
We believe that man, because of his sin and lost condition needs a savior and cannot get to heaven on his own. Therefore, the salvation of sinners is divinely initiated, wholly of Grace, and is made possible only by the substitutionary, atoning death of God’s son, Jesus Christ (Romans 3:12-16; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 2:22-24) Only His shed blood and resurrection can provide the ground for our justification before God. Salvation is received through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Because one’s salvation is dependent upon God and His promises, the Believer’s salvation is secure, he himself being sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption. He can never be separated from God (Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 4:30; John 10:27-28; 1 John 2:19; Jude 24-25)
We believe that God has spoken into Scriptures, both old and new testaments, through the words of human authors. As the Holy Spirit inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, the bible is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone, in Christ alone. We are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which he is the head. The church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers whose purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission as stated in Mathew 28:19.
Baptism and communion
The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, Baptism, and the Lord’s supper, which visibly and tangibly express the Gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances affirm and nourish the believer.
Marriage and Family
We believe that the marriage of a male and female is an institution created and blessed by God. From marriage, God forms families to serve as the building block of all human civilization and community, We teach and practice that sexual activity belongs exclusively within the biblical boundaries of a faithful marriage between one man and one woman.
We believe that Satan is a literal and personal individual created by God as an angelic being who through pride and rebellion fell from his original state and became the enemy of God. (Isaiah 14:12) There is no truth in him and he is a deceiver. We are only able to overcome and resist him by wearing the Armor of God (Ephesians 6:11). Satan was defeated by Christ on the cross and is destined to an everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41).