WHAT WE BELIEVE
... in one Holy God that exists in 3 persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), which is the Trinity.
... the Bible (Old and New Testament) to be the inspired Word of God, the complete revelation of His will, the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
... that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He sits at God the Father's right hand, from which He shall return personally and visibly a second time in power and glory.
... man was was created in the image of God, but fell into sin, which caused both physical and spiritual death. Since we were then separated from God, Jesus Christ died as a sacrifice for our sins.
... in two works of grace: salvation and sanctification.
... in salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ and the saving grace of God through repentance from sin. Salvation puts us in a relationship with Christ.
... in the Holy Spirit as the indwelling presence of God, whose ministry to us empowers us for witness, equips us for service, and enables us to live obediently before God.
... the devil is real and seeks to destroy our lives (1 Peter 5), but through the grace and strength of Jesus Christ, we can have victory over him and his influence in our lives (1 John 5:4-5).
... Christ was resurrected from the dead, and through his resurrection, we can obtain eternal life.
... in heaven, a place of eternal happiness after the death of one's physical body, and in hell, a place of eternal damnation for those who do not have a personal relationship with Christ.
... the Church is composed of all who have been saved through faith in Jesus Christ (Salvation makes you a member, regardless of denomination.)
... in the Great Commission of God (Matthew 28:18-20), in which we do our best in taking the message of Christ to those around us.
... in and practice the ordinances of baptism (through immersion after salvation), communion (which represents Christ's body and blood), and servanthood through footwashing (which follows the example Christ set for us in John 13.)
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