We believe in one God, Creator of the universe, who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is eternal, without beginning and without ending. He is a God of sheer power, love, light, truth, holiness, justice and goodness.
– Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; Psalm 148; Isaiah 44:6-7; 1 John 1:5; I John 4:7-12
We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God, the Word who became flesh, co-equal with the Father, who was born of Virgin Mary in Bethlehem of Judea, and raised in Nazareth of Galilee. He lived a sinless life of love and self-less service to others. He willingly died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and then bodily resurrected from the tomb on the 3rd day after His crucifixion. Jesus appeared to several people over a period of 40 days offering many convincing proofs that He is the Risen Lord and Savior of all humanity.
– John 1:1-18; John 20:30-31; Acts 1:1-11; Acts 10:34-43; Romans 1:1-6; Romans 5:6-11; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
We believe in the Holy Spirit, co-equal with the Father and the Son, who bodily indwells every baptized believer. He disperses various spiritual gifts to every child of God as He determines. These spiritual gifts are given to encourage and build up the church. The Holy Spirit is a deposit from the Father guaranteeing full payment on the Day of Resurrection, when our lowly bodies are transformed into imperishable, immortal, and glorious bodies built for eternity.
– Acts 2:38; 5:32; Romans 8:22-25; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Philippians 3:20-21
We believe in one holy, universal church. It is the bride of Christ, the body of Christ, the kingdom of Christ, the church of Christ, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Chief Cornerstone
– Matthew 16:16-18; Romans 16:16; Ephesians 2:19-22
We believe in a Final Judgment Day in which all human beings who have ever lived, are living, or will live, will have to stand before the Lord to render an account of our lives. On this Day, the Lord Jesus Christ will judge the living and the dead. He will grant either eternal life in Heaven or eternal punishment in Hell.
– Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:22-29; Acts 10:42; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 20:11-15
We believe that even though humanity is sinful, Jesus canceled our sin-debt to God through His precious spilt blood on the cross. Man must embrace Jesus Christ through faith. This faith leads us to surrender our lives to Him. This is done through repentance (turning from sin to God). We then confess faith in Christ, and get buried with Him in the waters of baptism for the forgiveness of our sins. When we embrace the Risen Lord Jesus in baptism, we contact His precious, sinless blood that cancels all of our sins.
– Matthew 26:28; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; John 8:24; Romans 1:16; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19; Acts 17:30-31; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Timothy 6:12; Matthew 10:32; Romans 6:1-4; Acts 2:36-38; Acts 22:16.