God, the Creator, and Ruler of the universe, eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three, known as the Trinity, are co-equal and one God.
Genesis 1:1 | Genesis 1:26-27 | Genesis 3:22 | Psalm 90:2 | Matthew 28:19 | 2 Corinthians 13:14 | 1 Peter 1:2
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is equal with the Father. Jesus became fully man, lived a sinless human life, and then offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. After three days, He rose from the dead demonstrating His power over sin and death, then ascended to Heaven. He will one day return to reign as King of kings and Lord over all lords.
Isaiah 9:6 | Matthew 1:22-23 | John 1:1-5 | John 1:14 | John 1:10-30 | Acts 1:9-11 | Romans 1:3-4 | 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 | Hebrews 4:14-15 | 1 Timothy 6:14-15 | Titus 2:13 | Peter 1:2
The Holy Spirit, equal with the Father and the Son of God, is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides every Christ follower with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance for living according to the Word of God. Scripture challenges all Christ followers to seek God wholeheartedly and daily live surrendered to His authority. The Holy Spirit also gives spiritual gifts for the purpose of glorifying God and encouraging others. Christ followers are to supremely regard the fruit of the Spirit as they reflect the character and nature of God, in all things.
Matthew 7:22-23 | John 16:7-13 | John 14:16-17 | Acts 1:4 | Acts 1:5 | Acts 1:8 | 1 Corinthians 2:12 | 1 Corinthians 3:16 | 2 Corinthians 3:17 | Ephesians 1:13 | Ephesians 5:18 | Galatians 5:25
The Bible, God’s Word was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Inspired by God, the Bible is truth without a mixture of error, the source of Christian beliefs, and the final authority for living.
Psalm 119:105 | Psalm 119:160 | Proverbs 30:5 | 2 | Timothy 1:13 | 2 Timothy 3:15-16 | 2 Peter 1:20-21
People, made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character, are the supreme objects of God’s creation. Through Christ, all people have tremendous potential for good, but all are marred by disobedience toward their Creator, which God calls sin.
Genesis 1:27 | Psalm 8:3-6 | Isaiah 53:6a | Isaiah 59:1-2 | Romans 3:23
Marriage, we believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union between one man and one woman, and that sexual intimacy is to occur exclusively within that union.
Genesis 2:24 | Matthew 19:4-5 | Ephesians 5:31
Salvation, God’s offered redemption for sin, is provided through the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. All who, by faith, turn from self-rule to Jesus Christ are forgiven by God and freed from the penalty of sin. No sin is beyond God’s ability or willingness to forgive. Salvation, given by grace, is not attained through self-improvement or good works. Any person who believes that Jesus rose from the dead and confesses that Jesus is Lord of his life, is saved and made a new, spiritual creation.
John 14:6 | Romans 5:1 | Romans 6:23 | Galatians 3:26 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | Titus 3:5
Eternity, God’s will for every human is to experience a life-transforming relationship that is found only in Christ. All humanity will experience a bodily resurrection and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Having rejected God, unbelievers will suffer eternal condemnation apart from Him. Those who choose to follow Christ and His ways, will enter eternal communion with God.
John 3:16 | John 14:17 | Romans 6:23 | Romans 8:17-18 | 1 Corinthians 2:7-9 | Revelation 20:15