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.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Corinthians 13:14
We believe that all humanity is created in the Image of God (the Imago Dei) and possesses intrinsic worth and dignity. God made both male and female to be in His own image (Gen. 1:27-30). God set apart humanity as image-bearers; every human being is sacred. All men and women are designed to reflect God in His creation (Gen 5:1-2, 9:6). God declared the created order to be very good (Gen. 1:31), that man and woman manage and govern over creation (Ps 8:3-6). They have equal access to God through faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 2:11, 10:9-12). God has designed man and woman to be distinct in their biological birth sex that He has given and is not interchangeable or chosen. God has specifically created each person with purpose to resemble His creation mandate and to represent His glory. All humanity is corrupted by sin, passed down from Adam
Job 15:14, Ps 14:2-3, 51:5, Ecc. 7:20, 9:3, Jer 17:9, Rom 5:12, Eph 2:2-3
John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5: 12; Matthew 25:31-46
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men 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 again 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; 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
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works–only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About Eternal Security
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as 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. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. 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 truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save
Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.
Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
We believe that Adam and Eve (therefore, all men and women) were/are created complementary to one another: equal in essence, dignity, and value, but are distinct by God’s design. God created marriage to be a one-flesh union covenant between one man and one woman to follow the only God-ordained pattern of sexual relations for men and women (Gen 2:24, Matt 19:6, Mk 10:6-9).
Man and woman are to come together in this life-long covenant as God designed: for unity, procreation, worship, and to resemble Christ’s relationship with His church (Ephesians 5:22-33, 1 Peter 3:7). Man and woman are designed to carry out their different but complementary roles and responsibilities in their relationship and the church (Col 3:18-19, Titus 2:5).