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Our Beliefs

A More Detailed Look Into What We Believe And How We Live Out Our Faith

Our Doctrinal Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2 ; Psalm 119:11, 89, 105 ; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17 Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16

Trinity

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He 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 possess equal

power and authority.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16 Romans 8:9-11 ; 1 Corinthians 8:6 ; 2 Corinthians 13:14 ; Hebrews 1:8-10 ; James 2:19

The Father

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful

to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14 ; Numbers 23:19 ; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4

The Son

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His

resurrection so that we can have life.

Isaiah 7:14; 53 ; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. 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.

Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff. Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16 Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:2; Revelation 22:17

Eternity

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.

John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15

Man

Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31 Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2 Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11

Salvation

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 sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20

The Church

The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works

together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20 Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12 Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32 Colossians 1:18; 3:15 1 Timothy 4:14 1 Peter 5:1-4 Revelation 21:2-3

Marriage

Marriage exists between one biological male and one biological female.

Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; 1 Corinthians 7:2; Ephesians 5:22-26; Colossians 3:18; Mark 10:6-9;

Additional Beliefs

We believe the message of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, The Victorious Messiah, is the most powerful and transformative force in the universe.


We participate in the crucifixion of Jesus by surrendering our old nature to Jesus. The flesh, the old person, and our old heart is nailed to the cross and buried with Jesus.


We participate in the resurrection of Jesus whereby we are raised to newness of life and it is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me. We choose to leave the old nature buried with Jesus and take on the new nature that Jesus has for us. We receive a new heart with the laws written on it. We are transformed from the inside out by Jesus and we receive and grow into the fullness of the person we are created to be as we walk with Jesus.


We participate in the ascension of Jesus where all authority on heaven and on Earth has been given to Jesus as he sits at the right hand of the father. Jesus chooses us to sit at His right hand and he gives us His authority so that we may emerge as more than conquerors. We take up that authority and tread on serpents and scorpions. We overcome the assaults of our enemy and we do all that Jesus taught us to do as we move in the gifts of Pentecost.


We know that Jesus has ransomed us from the kingdom of darkness and given us citizenship in His kingdom. He has restored us to the Father by covering our sins with His blood, He has torn the veil that distanced us from God, He has conquered sin and death, and He said that all who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. All who take refuge in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life. The invitation of life to the full, healing, freedom, and restoration is open to all. So we fish for people and we work to expand the Kingdom of Heaven into the hearts of all who will listen!


We believe we are in a world at war. Two kingdoms fight for God's people. The kingdom of darkness has no more legal claim to people, but still fights to keep the truth concealed from people. We learn to hear the voice of God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit over the voices of the enemy, the flesh, and the world and we live in the kingdom of light, not the kingdom of darkness.


Jesus changed everything for us! Not only when we die and are with Him face to face, but right now in our life on this Earth.


We live into the fullness of the power of the Gospel. We speak to Jesus everyday and he speaks to us. We are led by the Holy Spirit in all things. We live in deep, intimate relationship with God our Father.


We believe the Bible is the word of God. We seek understanding of His word from the Holy Spirit and we draw nearer to Jesus as we spend time in His word.

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