Our Doctorinal Beliefs
The scriptures are God’s divinely inspired words and therefore are our sole authority for life.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” -2 Timothy 3:16
There is one God who co-exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is equal in authority and nature, but they fulfill different roles.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” -Matthew 28:19
Salvation is the free gift of God for the redemption of man from the power and penalty of sin. Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, salvation is offered to all who by faith accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” -Romans 10:9-10
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Every believer is indwelled by the Holy Spirit at conversion. Every believer can also live a Spirit-filled and Spirit-empowered life. We believe all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are in operation in the church today, through the lives of believers.
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.” - 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Our Biblical Practices
Is an important step of obedience following salvation. It is an opportunity for a Christian to publicly profess their faith in Christ.
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
Is a practice that is meant to be observed over and over throughout the life of a Christian. It is a holy time of worship when we corporately come together as one body to remember and celebrate what Christ did for us.
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body. Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:26-28 (KJV)
A covenant relationship between God, one man and one woman, for life. The scriptures limit the expression of human sexuality to a marital relationship between a man and a woman, which is the only legitimate and acceptable Biblical relationship.
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24
Is where committed believers tithe their income as a way of honoring God. We recognize that giving the first 10% of our income is the Biblical standard of giving.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3:10