Our Beliefs

The Bible 

We believe the Bible is God’s only revealed message to mankind, given to bring individuals to belief and faith in God and His son.  The Bible is our only authority and should be read prayerfully with care. (2 Timothy 3:16-17Romans 16:25-26;John 17:17)

There is only one eternal, immortal God. Jesus Christ is His only begotten Son, and the Holy Spirit is His Power.  (Isa 45:5Lk 24:49Eph 4:61Tim 1:17)

Man is mortal and a sinner before God. The punishment for sin is death- real death, the end of all life.  (Job 4:17Psa 146:4Eccles 9:1-6Jer 17:9Mk 7:21-23Rom 3:236:23)

The only hope of life after death is the resurrection of the body and everlasting life in God’s Kingdom on Earth.  (Eph 1:18,4:4-6Jer 29:11-14Rom 8:23-39

The Promises
The Gospel is inseparable from the promises which God made to Abraham and David in the Old Testament times. These promises are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. (Gen 13:14-1722:15-18Gal 3:6-926-29)

In His love, God sent the man Jesus into the world to save men from their sins. Those who believe in him will not perish, but have everlasting life. (Mt 1:21Jn 3:16)

Sacrifice of Christ
Jesus was sinless.  He diedto show God’s righteousness and to save those who receive this sacrifice by faith. God raised him from the dead, gave him immortality, granted him all authority in heaven and on earth, and set him as mediator between God and man. (Acts 2:23-36Rom 3:21-26Eph 1:19-231Tim 2:5Heb 4:14-16)

Return of Christ
Jesus will return to the earth soon. Then he will raise many of the dead, judge them with the living, and give everlasting life to the faithful in the Kingdom of God. (Dan 12:1-2Mt 25:31-34Lk 21:20-31Jn 5:28-292 Tim 4:1Rev 22:12)

Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God will be established on earth.  Jesus will be King in Jerusalem.  His rule will be worldwide, and his government will bring  eternal righteousness and peace. (Lk 4:43Mt 4:236:9-10Jer 3:17)

The Way of Salvation
The way to enter the Kingdom of God is by faith. This involves belief in the Bible and obedience to its requirements that men and women confess their sins, repent, be baptized and follow Jesus faithfully. Ultimately, it is only by God’s grace through Jesus that we are saved, not by anything we do. (Mt 16:24-27Mk 16:16Jn 3:3-5Acts 2:37Eph 2:4-51 Thes2:132 Tim 3:14-17Heb 11:6)

God’s love for us is at the root of his whole plan. Love should also be a major part of our reaction to His message. (Mt22:34-40Jn 3:1613:341 Cor 13:4-131 Jn 4:7-21)