God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He is eternally existing in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existent.
Genesis 1:1, 26,27, 3:22;Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and while fully human, never divested himself of any godly attributes. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people 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’s glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30, 17:14; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4;Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved and as Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 16-17, 26; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:10-12; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25
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. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
II Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Psalm 12:6, 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5-6
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1,2; Romans 3:23
Salvation is God’s gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus Christ in faith, we will be saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his/her life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1-2
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely ‘saved’, you cannot “lose” it. 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 gives us this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; Matthew 1:8; 2:44,46
Marriage is a biblical institution established by God as clearly described in the scriptures. This Church recognizes that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Accordingly, this Church, its pastors, staff, and members will not participate in same sex unions or same sex marriages, nor shall its property or resources be used for such purposes.
Genesis 2:18, 21-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:5-8; 1 Corinthians 7:2; Ephesians 5:3; Hebrews 13:4
The Bible teaches that legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, this Church opposes all forms of sexual immorality including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography.
Genesis 1:26-28; 19:4-11; Judges 19:22-25 Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 1:13; Jude 7