What We Believe

The Bible and Salvation

 
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The entire 66 books of the Bible are verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings. It is the truth without any mixture of error, and it is the supreme source of truth for what we believe and how we behave (II Timothy 1:13, 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6, 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5).
 
Salvation is a free gift of God and we can never earn it or deserve it by good works. We receive this free gift by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness and by accepting Jesus Christ’s leadership in our lives (Ephesians 2:8-10; II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 10:9-10).

God

 
 
 
There is one and only one living and true God. God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. He is all powerful and knowing and to Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God (Genesis 1:1,26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14).

Jesus

 
 
 
Jesus Christ is God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus, born to a virgin, lived a sinless life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
 

The Holy Spirit

 
 
 
The Holy Spirit is God. He is co-equal with the Father and Jesus Christ. He makes people aware of their need for Jesus Christ, and He lives in every Christian with power and guidance for doing what is right and with understanding of Christian truth. He gives every believer a spiritual gift(s) when they are saved. As Christians, we are to seek to live under His control daily (II Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17, 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25).