What We Believe

STATEMENT OF FAITH (Rev. of October 28, 2013):

1. We believe that the Bible is given by inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16). The original Bible Scripture is inerrant and serves as the principles of a Christian’s faith and conduct.

2. We believe in the triune God that is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:29). He is the one and only one God. He is the Creator and the Lord of the universe (Genesis 1; Acts 17:24).

3. We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, our Lord (John 3:16). Conceived by the Holy Spirit, He was born by Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18-25). The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us (John 1:11, 14). Crucified on the cross for the redemption of our sins, He was buried and resurrected on the third day (Matthew 27, 28; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8). He ascended to Heaven (Acts 1:9). He is now sitting at the right hand of God, praying for all believers (Mark 16:19; Hebrews 1:3). He will return to judge the living and the dead (Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:11-15).

4. We believe that Holy Spirit abides with believers. The Holy Spirit inspires, intervenes, counsels, and comforts. The Holy Spirit leads sinners to repentance, believers to holiness (1 John 4:13; Galatians 5:22-24; Ephesians 4:30).

5. We believe that God created mankind in His image, in His likeness. Sin entered the world through one man, and death came to all because all sinned. We cannot be justified by works (Romans 3:20). In order to be saved, we must repent and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord (Acts 4:8-12, 2:38, 4:12; Romans 10:9; Galatians 3:24). We are saved by grace through faith, (Ephesians 2:8-9). Our salvation includes the resurrection of our bodies in the end time (Philippians 3:20).

6. We believe that the Church is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:23) and the house of the eternal God (1 Timothy 3:15). Christ is the Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23). In Christ, Christians form one body, and each member belongs to all the others (Romans 12:5; Ephesians 4:11-16).

7. Our blessed hope is the return of Jesus Christ at which time we receive our resurrected bodies and will forever be with the Lord (Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:17).