"In essential beliefs to our faith, we must have unity...in non-essential beliefs, we have liberty...however, in all beliefs, we show charity."

man

Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

 

Genesis 1:26-302:718-223Psalms 8:3-632:1-551:5Isaiah 6:5Jeremiah 17:5Acts 17:26-31Romans 1:19-323:10-18235:66:67:14-251 Corinthians 1:21-31;15:1921-22Ephesians 2Colossians 1:21-223:9-11

god the son

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are separated from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.

 

Isaiah 7:1453Matthew 1:18-233:178:2914:3316:1628:5-6Luke 22:7024:46-47John 1:11410:3011:25-2717:1-5Acts 1:92:22-247:55-56Romans 1:3-43:23-268:1-310:41 Corinthians 8:62 Corinthians 5:19-21Gal 4:4-5Philippians 2:5-11Colossians 1:152:91 Timothy 2:5-63:16

salvation

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

 

Isaiah 1:1853:5-655:7Matthew 1:2127:22-6628:1-6Luke 1:68-692:28-32John 1:123:16365:24Acts 2:214:1216:30-31Romans 1:16-183:23-255:8-1061 Corinthians 1:182 Corinthians 5:17-20Galatians 2:203:13Ephesians 2:8-10Philippians 2:12-13Hebrews 9:24-28Revelation 3:20

god the spirit

The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

 

Genesis 1:2Psalm 51:11139:7Isaiah 61:1-3Joel 2:28-32Mark 1:10Lk 1:354:111:1312:12John 15:2616:7-14Acts 1:82:1-413:2Romans 8:9-1114-1626-27;1 Corinthians 3:16Ephesians 1:13-142 Peter 1:21Revelation 22:17

eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

 

John 3:1636Romans 6:231 John 2:255:11-13Revelation 20:15