What We Believe

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has eternally existed as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

About the Bible

The Scriptures are inspired by God, are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They are the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary by divine conception, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days, demonstrating His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven where He is the only Mediator between God and people, and will return again to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides the Christian with power for serving, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural evidence; namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15).

About People

We believe the Genesis account that man was made in God's image, that he fell through disobedience, and that through him the sin nature was passed on to all mankind. Men and women can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works.

About Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift from God to all who believe in Jesus Christ. Salvation is brought about by God's grace, through repentance and faith in the finished work of Jesus on the cross by which we obtain remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12; Romans 5:11). Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can a person be saved from sin's penalty.

About Eternity

Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15). Every person will exist eternally either separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation.