Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE......

1.  THE BIBLE IS THE LIVING WORD OF GOD.  IT IS TRUTH.  IT CONTAINS NOT ONLY THE   ANSWERS TO MANS PROBLEMS BUT THE BLUEPRINT TO MANS HAPPINESS.
          2 TIMOTHY 3:16,17   2 PETER 1:20,21

2.  THERE IS ONE GOD, EXISTING ETERNALLY IN THREE PERSONS: GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT.
          JOHN 10:30   JOHN 14:26   PHILLIPIANS 2:5,7

3.  THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD, BORN OF A VIRGIN.  HE WAS CRUCIFIED ON THE CROSS AND WAS RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD ON THE THIRD DAY.  THAT HE IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER INTERCEDING FOR US.
          LUKE 1:30-35   ACTS 4:10-12  HEBREWS 1:3-4

4.  GOD CREATED MAN IN HIS IMAGE, BUT SIN HAS SEPARATED US FROM GOD.
          GENESIS 1:26   1 TIMOTHY 2:5

5.  GOD DESIRES FOR US TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.  SO HE SENT HIS SON JESUS TO OFFER US THE FREE GIFT OF SALVATION.
          EPHESIANS 2:8,9   ROMANS 5:1   ROMANS 3:24

6.  IN WATER BAPTISM AS IN THE BIBLE.  IT IS AN OUTWARD SIGN OF A INWARD WORK.  IT IS A WAY BELIEVERS CAN IDENTIFY WITH THE DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS.
          MATTHEW 28:19   ROMANS 6:4   MATTHEW 3:13-16

7.  THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.  IT IS A GIFT FROM GOD THAT CAN EMPOWER THE BELIEVER IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES.
          MATTHEW 3:11   ACTS 2:4

8.  SPIRITUAL GIFTS ARE GIVEN TO ALL BELIEVERS.  THEIR PURPOSE IS TO STRENGTHEN ONE ANOTHER AND TO SHOW THE UNBELIEVER OF GODS POWER TODAY.
          1 CORINTHIANS 12:4-11   1 PETER 4:10

9.  SANCTIFICATION IS AN ONGOING PROCESS OF ALLOWING GOD'S CHARACTER TO BE DEVELOPED IN US.
          ROMANS 6:19   GALATIANS 5:22-25

10. THAT HELL IS A REAL PLACE.  AND THAT WITHOUT SALVATION (BEING BORN AGAIN) WE CAN NOT ENTER HEAVEN.  GOD DESIRES THAT NO ONE WOULD PARISH, BUT WE ALL HAVE A FREE WILL TO CHOOSE IT IS UP TO US.
          HEBREWS 9:27   REVELATIONS 20:12-15   JOHN 3:3   JOHN 3:16-18

11.  JESUS WILL RETURN FOR THE BELIEVERS.
          ACTS 1:11   1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-17   HEBREWS 9:28

*WE BELIEVE ALL THAT IS IN THE BIBLE, LISTED ABOVE IS SOME OF THOSE BELIEFS.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK.  IF IT CAN'T BE BACKED UP WITH THE WORD OF GOD THEN IT CAN'T BE TRUTH.

Sunday 11:00 AM

(Children's Church provided)

Thursday 6:30 PM

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