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WHAT WE BELIEVE

About the Bible
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

About God
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These Three are co-equal and are one God.

About the Father
Our Heavenly Father is infinite, personal, and is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from the power of sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

About the Son
Jesus Christ is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again some day to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is pleasing to God. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under his control daily.

About Human Beings
People are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for doing good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems and pain in our lives.

About Salvation
Salvation is God's free gift to us and through His grace alone we must accept it personally. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works because we are saved only by God's grace. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's consequences. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus Christ in faith and repentance we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one received Jesus Christ into his or her life by grace through faith. Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" your salvation. Our salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

About Eternity
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. To be eternally separated from God is hell. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

About Love
There are three things that will remain: faith, hope, and love and the greatest is love. Love is the mark of the Christian. Thte two most important things for us to pursue in life is loving the Lord our God will all our heart, mind, soul, and strength; and second, to love our neighbor as our self.

About the Purpose of the Church
The church is to glorify God. We glorify God through living out the purpose for which God created His church. Jesus Christ, the Head of His Church, has given us the privilege of joining Him in fulfilling the Great Commission of making disciples of all peoples of the world as recorded in Matthew 28:16-20.