Articles of faith

 

We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man and who became like us to show us the way to God.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, revealing our need for God's reconciling grace and empowering us to respond to the free offer of salvation.

We believe in the Bible is the written and authoritative Word of God, revealing the way to a restored relationship with God and providing guidance for all areas of life and church practice.

We believe we are all sinners by both nature and actions, and need God's forgiveness and cleansing.

We believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.  As we confess, turn away from our sins, and accept his death as payment for our sins, we are restored to right relationship with God.

We believe that when we turn from sin and trust Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean and we are born anew, thus becoming part of the family of God.

We believe that after being born anew, we need the fullness of God's Spirit in our hearts.  When we make a complete commitment to him, He cleanses our hearts, fills us with His perfect love (for God and for others), and gives us the power to live victoriously.

We believe Jesus rose again from the dead, ascended to the right hand of God and will return again to establish his kingdom and reign.

We believe that everyone will stand before God to be held accountable for how they lived their lives on earth and will receive their just reward or punishment.

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