Our Doctrinal Truths
An ever changing culture demands a solid anchor for discovering the truth. We believe that the Word of God is absolute truth, relevant and reliable for every generation.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving and all wise. He reigns with providential care over the universe and the flow of human history moves according to His purpose and plan.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus has eternally existed and became man at His incarnation. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. His body arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of King and Lord of Lords.
He is the third person of the Trinity. He guides men into all truth; exalts Christ; convicts of sin; of righteousness and of judgement; cultivates Christian character; comforts believers; bestows spiritual gifts by which believers serve God with; and seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the lives of believers is the assurance of God to bring us into the fullness of the stature of Christ.
We believe scriptural baptism must include complete immersion under the water and that it must occur after salvation. Baptism has no saving power, but it is the first act of obedience symbolizing a believer’s faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and a believer’s death to sin and resurrection to walk a new life in Christ.
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
People are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God’s creation. All of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience and corresponding actions toward God called sin. Sin separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God’s free gift to all, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by accepting Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life through repentance and turn to Jesus in faith, acknowledging him as Lord, then we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If a person has been genuinely saved, he cannot “lose” salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that provide this security.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally with Him is Heaven.
The ABC Of Becoming A Christian
A - Admit
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repent, turning away from your sin.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
B - Believe
Believe that Jesus is God's Son and accept God's gift of forgiveness from sin.
"While we were sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
C - Confess
Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord.
"If you will confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that
God raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved." Romans 10:9
Will you receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior right now?
Simply and sincerely say this prayer aloud to receive salvation:
I repent of and am sorry for my sins. Please forgive me.
I believe Jesus died on the cross for my sins and rose victoriously from the grave.
I ask Jesus to come into my life to be my Savior and Lord.
Thank You for loving me and saving me from my sins.
In Jesus Name,
God's Assurance: His Word
If you sincerely prayed this prayer, the Bible says assures your salvation:
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13