Salvation by Grace
For it is by grace you have been saved...
Sanctification by His Word
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
What do we believe? What is important to us?
We believe that...
We believe that...
- The Holy Bible (66 books) is the infallible inerrant Word of God.
- We believe in the verbal plenary inspiration of the Bible.
- God says what He means and means what He says. (Heb 4:12; 2 Tim 3:16, 17; 2Tim 2:15)
- Salvation is by faith alone in the God-man Jesus Christ, who entered the world to atone for the sins of all mankind. (1John 2:2)
- God the Father imputed the sins of the world to Jesus Christ on the cross and judged Him as our substitute. (Rom 3:25-26)
- Jesus Christ physically died, was buried, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father in glory and honor. (Eph 2:8, 9; 1John 2:2; 1Cor 15:3, 4; Heb 1:3)
- The Holy Bible is interpreted according to dispensations, which describe God’s eternal plan as it unfolds in ages of God's rule: the age of Israel, the Church age, the Tribulation, the Millennium, etc. Eternal salvation remains the same through all dispensations, which is by grace through faith. (Eph 1:9, 10; 3:2-6; Luke 21:24; Matt 24; Eph 2:8, 9; Rom 4:9-17)
- We are in the Church age, which began on the day of Pentecost and will end when Jesus Christ comes for his Church. (1Thes 4:4:13-18; 1Cor 15:51, 52)
- Each believer in this age is a priest, an Ambassador of Christ, an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus Christ. (1Pet 2:9, 10; Rev 1:6; 2Cor 5:17-20; Rom 8:16-19)
- Each believer is called to grow up in Christ. This is accomplished through God's gifting of Pastor-Teachers who can equip believers for works of service. (Eph 4:11-16; Col 1:25-29)
- God’s plan is executed by our focus on the Word of God and the power of the filling of God the Holy Spirit. Christian service is a privilege for the believer, and is an expression of our love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Christian service is the result, not the means, of growing in the knowledge of God’s eternal plan. (Jeremiah 15:16; Matt 4:4; John 4:23, 24; Gal 5:16; Eph 5:18; 2:10; John 14:15; 1Cor 3:12-14; 2Pet 3:18)
- God is responsible for maintaining the relationship we have with Him. However, we are responsible to maintain our fellowship with God. We must determine to walk in the truth we have learned, and recognize when we have failed the Lord and confess our sins in order to maintain this precious fellowship with God. (John 3:16; 5:24; 10:28-30; Rom 8:1; 1John 1:7-10)