DOCTRINE

Who is God?
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Who is Jesus?
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. A co-equal member of the Trinity with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

What is Salvation?
Salvation is God’s gift to you if you’ll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as Salvation: God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith.

Why is the Bible Relevant?
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.

What is the purpose of Humanity?
Humanity is made in the image of God. Although God designed us to have fellowship with Him, we became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

What Happens after Death?
You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven.

How does the Power of God work Today?
In relationship with Jesus, we are not only saved from our sins and transformed by his work in our lives. We also become carriers of his power that works in us and through us. The Bible describes many different spiritual gifts that God gives to His children (see for example 1 Corinthians 12); we believe these gifts are active and operating in our lives today as they were in the church of Acts, equipping believers to fulfill their divine calling in Christ.

What is the Church?
The church is the body of believers who gather together for worship, encouragement, support, and mission.