The Pillars We Abide By
We believe the Bible is inspired and the authoritative Word of God. The Bible is the full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 Matthew 5:17-20.)
We believe there is one true and holy God that exists in three persons; the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit. Each possess equally all the attributes of deity. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Matthew 28:19.)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, that He was born of the virgin Mary, that he lived in perfect obedience to the Father. He was crucified, died, and was buried. Three days later he rose again and ascended into heaven where he is seated at the right hand of the Father. At the proper time He will come again in power and glory to judge the living and the dead.
We believe that God saved us through a personal relationship with the risen Lord, at which time the believer is regenerated and renewed by the Holy Spirit. We are saved by His grace through faith and not by our abilities. (Titus 3:4-7, Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer to become the source of strength and wisdom. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the scriptures. The Holy Spirit works on the believer who, through a lifetime process, yields to God and submits himself to God’s Word. As this occurs the believer leads a life of Christ-like character and bears fruit to the glory of the Father. (Galatians 5:22-25)
We believe the Holy Spirit unites believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and places them in the body of Christ, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:13)
We abide by the scriptural guidelines set forth in the Bible regarding our lives. Where the Scripture is silent, the believer is to seek the Lord’s will and be led in those areas by Him, whom they are ultimately responsible and accountable to.
We believe that God created man to worship and glorify God. Believers are to enjoy God’s fellowship, live their life in his will, and to accomplish His purpose. (Isaiah 43:7; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 4:11)