“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We believe God divinely inspired men to write His word and it is perfect in every way. We also believe that those who are followers of Jesus Christ should seek to understand His word so that it can be applied to their lives.
One of the greatest examples of the Trinity can be found in the baptism of Jesus Christ (Matthew 3:16-17). The Trinity is made up of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All three are fully God, fully equal and eternal.
WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?
Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Matthew 3:17), who became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). His purpose was to come to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10) and to explain the Father (John 1:18). He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through Him (John 14:6). He came to this earth, lived a perfect life and died on a cross so that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Baptism is one of the two ordinances of the church and it was commanded by the Lord Jesus prior to His ascension (Matthew 28:18-20). It is a symbolism of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and should be done via full submersion after salvation. Baptism is not a necessary component of salvation, but rather an act of obedience.
THE LORD'S SUPPER
The Lord’s Supper is the second ordinance of the church and is commanded by the Lord Jesus as an act of remembrance. It symbolizes what He did for us on the cross. The Lord’s Supper should be taken by those who have a personal relationship with Jesus.
God spoke everything into creation out of nothing in six 24 hour days. To reduce creation to a fable or myth is to open the door for other fables and myths within the Bible. Both the Old Testament and New Testament support a six literal day creation account.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is God’s desire that none should “perish but all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). As a result of God’s sovereignty, He is aware of who will have a relationship with Him and who will not. He, however, gives us a free will to enter into this relationship. While this has been and will continue to be a theological hotbed of conflict, this does not change the fact that all believers are called to share the gospel.
Peter said that “you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). The Bible teaches that all believers are in ministry and should live in a manner that reflects this. For those who are called to serve the Bride of Christ in a full time basis, we are to “equip the saints for the work of service” as opposed to strive to do the entire ministry on our own (Ephesians 4:12).
While God does not cause all things to happen, He is aware and allows all things to happen. God did not cause the trials Job faced, but He did allow them. God can also use “all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). God can use the difficult things in our lives to draw us unto Him, or strengthen our relationship with Him if one is already in a relationship with Him.
We define worship as a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, where you acknowledge who He is and are changed as a result. We use Acts 9 and Paul’s encounter with Jesus Christ as biblical support of this definition. While worship can take place through music, which we believe is a vital aspect of church life, it is also much more than singing.