The Holy Bible
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, unfailing and inerrant (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21, Proverbs 30:5, Romans 16:25-26).
God created the heavens and the earth, through the Word (John 1) and by the power of the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1).
We believe in one true God eternally existing in three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) each of Whom is fully and equally God; possessing all of the divine nature and attributes, and totally worthy of our worship and service. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 1:14, 10:30, 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1,14; John 20:28, I Timothy 3:16, Isaiah 9:6, Philippians 2:5-6,
I Timothy 2:5).
Salvation by Grace
Any person may repent, ask God for forgiveness, ask Jesus into his or her heart, and commit to following Jesus. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:8, Titus 3:5, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 16:31, Hebrews 9:22).
The Holy Spirit
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29, Matthew 3:11, Mark 16:17, Acts 1:5, Acts 2:1-4) The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. (I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4, Romans 12)
Discipleship or Sanctification
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (I Thessalonians 4:3, I Thessalonians 5:23, II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
Assurance of Believers
All believers are assured that they are children of God by the inward witness of God’s Spirit with their spirits (Romans 8:16), by faith in the gracious promises of God’s Word, and by the fruit of the Spirit in their lives;