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Our Beliefs

WHAT WE BELIEVE

ABOUT GOD: God is the only God and is the creator of everything. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 3:16-17, John 1:1-2, Acts 2:32-33)

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST: Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was born among us, was crucified on a cross, and was raised from death by God. Jesus Christ is our personal Lord and Savior, forgives us of our wrongs, and is the leader of our lives. (John 1:14; 3:16-18)

ABOUT GOD'S FORGIVENESS: God's forgiveness comes only through Jesus and is a gift from Him because of His grace and love. (2 Corinthians 5:14; Ephesians 2:4)

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit is God's Spirit and is present and working in the daily lives of Christians to direct us and help us live a Christ-like life. (John 16:5-16; Romans 8:9-11)

ABOUT THE BIBLE: The Bible is God's word and is the authority and guide for all that we say and all that we do. (Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:6-17)

ABOUT SALVATION: Salvation is not something that can be earned. It is a free gift from God provided by Jesus' death on the cross. It is availbale to everyone who accepts Jesus by faith, repents, confesses, and is baptized, as taught and practiced by Jesus himself, by immersion in water symbolizing His own death, burial, and resurrection as well as the believer's commitment to follow him. (John 3:16, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-11,Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:8-9, Colossians 2:6, Mark 16:16)

ABOUT THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH: Christ is the head of the Church. We submit ourselves and all our activies to His will as we are led by the Bible and His Spirit. (Philippians 2:9-11; Ephesians 5:23)

ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS: We believe that man, created by God in His image, willfully sinned and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23; 6:23, Acts 4:12)

ABOUT CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Because immersed Christians ae united in a dynamic relationship with Christ, they are also united with one another and therefore enjoy the privilage of church membership. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)

ABOUT COMMUNION: As was the custom of the church in the New Testament, the communion of the Lord's Supper is shared weekly among followers of Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:7; Luke 22:7-22)

ABOUT THE RESURRECTION: Resurrection from the dead to eternal life with Christ is promised to all Christians. (1 Corinthians 15:50-58)

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