Truths We Believe
In essential beliefs, we have unity.
There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all... Ephesians 4:4-6
In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty.
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
In all our beliefs, we show charity.
...If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains — but have no love, I amount to nothing at all. 1 Corinthians 13:2 (Ph)
God // The Creator and Ruler of the Universe. Eternal Father, Son and Holy Spirit in one: Trinity.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 26, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ // The son of God. Virgin-born. Sinless human life. Died on the cross for the sins of all people. Raised to life. Will come again.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
Holy Spirit // Lives in Christians from the moment of Salvation. Convicts, leads, guides. Equips believers for service. Gives spiritual gifts.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25
Bible // God's Word written by human authors, supernaturally guided. Source for truth. Truth without any error.
2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5
Humans // Made in the image of God to be like Him. All sin, by choice and by nature, which separates humans from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
Salvation // Salvation is God's gift to humans, purchased by the blood of Jesus, given by grace. We must receive it by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5
Assurance // Salvation is given by God through Jesus Christ. The true believer is secure in that salvation, lived out daily.
Acts 3:19; John 10:28-29; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 2 Peter 1:1
Eternity // People are made for eternity. Eternity with God through forgiveness and salvation is life, Heaven. Eternity apart from God is death, Hell. Heaven and Hell are real and eternal.
John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15, 1 Corinthians 2:7-9