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Beliefs 

THE TRIUNE GOD

We believe that the one and only true God is Spirit: eternally existent in three persons, one in substance and co-equal in power and glory – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4, Eph. 4:4-6, Matt. 28:19). God is one simple, undivided essence who is eternal, infinite, self-existent, immaterial, omniscient, and omnipotent. Simultaneously, the one Being subsists in three persons, each distinct and not subordinate.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ: in his unipersonality, complete in both his divinity (

Col. 2:9) and humanity (John 1:14); in His incarnation by which He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary; in His sinless life (1 Pet. 2:21-25) and miraculous works; in His vicarious death to make atonement for the sins of the world; in His bodily resurrection (1 Cor. 15:3-4); in His sovereign power and lordship.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit; the third person of the triune God, proceeding from the Father and sent by the Son (John 14:26, 15:26), is one in essence, majesty, and glory with the Father and the Son, very and eternally God. His office and work is to reprove or convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; to regenerate such as repent of their sins and believe on the lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:13) to sanctify, endure with power, teach, guide, and comfort the believer.

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God given by divine inspiration (2 Tim. 3:16) and is inerrant in the original manuscripts. The Bible today remains the unchanging authority in matters of Christian faith and practice. it is true and reliable in all matters it addresses.

SALVATION

We believe that all man is sinful and guilty before God, dead in trespasses and therefore unable to save themselves.  Out of His perfect love, God has given His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to become the Savior of mankind (

Rom. 6:23Eph. 2:1-10). The hope of the believer is in a personal, bodily resurrection after death, to life eternal with God (1 Cor. 15Rom. 8:11).

THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is a priesthood of believers (1 Pet. 2:9), and the people of God (2 Cor. 6:16) that compile the body of Christ in the world (Eph. 1:22-23). The local church is not merely a building with a Sunday service, but also an assembly of believers that live as Jesus Christ lived, is faithfully obedient to God, loves and serves others, and is a light in the world, united in purpose.