What We Believe

We believe in God the Father Almighty, and that He is the maker of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord. We believe Jesus was born of the virgin Mary. (We believe that he lived a sinless life of showing us his kingship and his kingdom.) We believe that Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. We believe that on the third day Jesus rose from the dead in bodily form. We believe that Jesus ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from where he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe in one body of Christ, which is the church. We believe in the fellowship of believers. We believe in the forgiveness of sins. We believe in the resurrection of the body. We believe in the life everlasting.

We believe that the Bible is God’s written Word, uniquely inspired by the Holy Spirit. It bears unerring witness to Jesus Christ, the living Word, and is useful for teaching, correcting, rebuking and training in righteousness.

We believe God’s saving love reaches toward everyone, to the Jew first and then the Gentile. We believe Jesus died for all and that his death is adequate for the whole human race generally and every person individually. We believe there is no other name by which one can be saved. We believe all humanity is corrupted by sin, but God extends grace to everyone, which enables humanity to answer God’s call and turn to Jesus for forgiveness. We believe that because God is not arbitrary and does not coerce, individuals may, if they choose, resist the grace of God. We believe that individuals do not surrender their free will after they are saved; therefore, individuals are free to renounce their faith and be lost.