The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without error and is relevant to our daily lives.
God exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each hold equal power and authority.
God is great—He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, holy, and completely worthy of our trust. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is human, but at the same time, God. He is the only plan for to bring people into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitute for us by paying for our sins. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
The Holy Spirit
His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into truth. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
The Fall of Man
Man was made in the image of God and was created to have fellowship with God. Man became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot gain a relationship with God through his own effort.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Jesus taught two types of baptism—water baptism and Spirit baptism. Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. After His water baptism, the Spirit descended upon Jesus.
We should follow the example of Jesus and be baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit.
Water baptism is an outward expression of an inward transformation. After one is born-again, the Word of God instructs believers to be baptized in water.
Given at Pentecost, spirit baptism is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after He rose again, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.
We take communion as a sign of our relationship with Jesus. This is a unique time of reverence in the presence of God when bread and juice represent the body and the blood of Jesus. These symbols are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.
Holiness is God’s standard of living for His people. We stumble along our path, but born-again believers should always pursue a life of purity and righteousness, which is an ongoing process.
It is through the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that Christians are able to live a godly life.
The Church is a community of believers, unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, so that it may glorify Christ.
Return of Christ
Jesus said He would return for His Church, and He will. We believe Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to Earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date that is not disclosed by the Scriptures.
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.