The Bible is a historical book with a rich history.
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Bringing Glory to God by Making Disciples
We believe in the Holy Spirit who was sent by the Father and the Son, to make people conscious of sin and righteousness, to bring people new life in Christ, to lead them in holy lives, to comfort them, and to bestow upon each believer gifts for service.
We believe that humans by nature and subsequently by choice are sinners but that “God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”; we believe, therefore, that those who turn from sin and accept Christ as their Savior and Lord will rejoice forever in God’s presence, and those who reject the revelation of God will be forever separated from His presence in the desolation of life without Him in Hell
We believe that the universal church is made up of all those across any denominational, national, or racial lines who, being made alive to the Truth of God by the Spirit, put their faith in the work of Christ alone as their Savior from their own sins. A local church is made up of those believers gathered in a particular region and overseen by their pastors/elders. They come together to learn from God’s Word, to commemorate Christ’s work in their lives by celebrating baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and to devote their hearts, minds, and souls to the worship of Him. Outside the corporate gathering, they seek to live a life transformed by Christ and devoted to authentically following Him. They share each other’s lives in joy, burden, support, and respect. They seek to reach others with Christ’s love.
Sixty six different, yet cohesive books, written by forty different authors, over 1500 years, in three different languages, on three different continents. This collection of books shares a common storyline- the creation, fall, and redemption of God’s people; a common theme- God’s universal love for all of humanity; and a common message- salvation is available to all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Faith alone, In Christ alone, by grace alone. These 66 books contained in our Bible are easily read and understood as different than any other book on this planet.
We believe in the eternal Triune God, three persons in one. We believe that God is the creator of the universe and all that is in it, that He is the King over His Creation, and desires both loyalty and love from all people. He is without change, just, holy, all knowing, all present, all powerful, the supreme judge over all, yet full of mercy, and compassion.
James 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, that it was written by men divinely inspired of God to communicate flawlessly His message to humanity, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten son, miraculous in birth to a virgin, sinless in life on earth, and making a sacrifice for sin in death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His perpetual intercession for His people, and His ultimate visible return to earth to judge the world and establish His kingdom.
mission & vision
Who God has called us to be then determines what we do for Him.
In this sense, we repeat, the cause of distinctive Christianity is bound up with the cause of the Biblical doctrine of inspiration. We accept Christianity in all its distinctiveness on no other ground than the credibility and trustworthiness of the Bible as truth; and on this same ground we must equally accept its doctrine of inspiration."
B. B. Warfield