We Believe - page 1
HOLY BIBLE: The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (2Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5).
TRINITY: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; John 14:16).
JESUS CHRIST: Jesus Christ was, is and ever shall be. He is the creator of the universe, He is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. On earth He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1,14, 20:28; Colossians 1:16;1Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 2:5).
VIRGIN BIRTH: Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 25; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35).
REDEMPTION: Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen.1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
REGENERATION: For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (John 6:44, 65, 3:3).
SALVATION: We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10).
REPENTANCE: which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, (Acts 2:37-38, 3:19; 1 John 1:9).
SANCTIFICATION: Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God's Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; Romans 8:29, 12:1-2).
JESUS' BLOOD: The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. (1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5; Colossians 1:20; Romans 5:9).
JESUS CHRIST INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS: Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. (John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; Romans 8:11; Revelations 3:20).