SCRIPTURAL BELIEFS

Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary:
Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried:  He descended into hell:
The third day he rose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead:
We believe in the Holy Ghost:
We believe in the communion of saints and the church established by the disciples
The forgiveness of sins:
The resurrection of the body:
And the life everlasting.  Amen.

We Believe:

The Bible:  Because of the historical, archaeological, and experiential evidence, we hold that the sixty-six books of the Bible are inspired by God, without error, and the final authority on all matters of life.

2Timothy 3:16-17  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  (KJV)

God:  God has revealed Himself as an eternal and personal being and the only true God.  He is all powerful, all knowing, and is present everywhere at all times.  He exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Genesis 1:2, 26; Exodus 3:14; John 8:58; John 14:16-17)

Deuteronomy 6:4  Hear, Oh Israel:  The Lord our God is one Lord:  (KJV)

John 10:30  I and my Father are one.  (KJV)

Jesus:  Jesus is God’s only Son.  He was born of the virgin, Mary.  He lived a life of obedience to God without sin, so He could become a perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind by His death on the cross.  He presently lives in heaven, at the right hand of God. (John 1:1, 14-17; John 4:10)

Hebrews 4:14-15  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

The Holy Spirit:  The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God living in every believer to commune with him, lead him, produce Godly character, impart spiritual gifts of service in the local church, and empower him through the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  (Luke 10:11-13; Acts 1:5; 1 Corinthians 12:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14; Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:22-23)

Luke 3:16  John answered all, saying, I indeed baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I comes, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to loose.  He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire,  (MKJV)

Acts 1:8  But you shall receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you.  and you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the end of the earth.  (MKJV)

 The Good News of the Kingdom of God:  The good news is that Jesus Christ died on the cross as the full sin payment for mankind, and to offer them the opportunity to be restored to the Kingdom of God.  After His death, He was placed in a tomb where He remained for three days.  Jesus was then resurrected to life and presently lives in all believers through His Spirit.

Luke 9:2  And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. (KJV)

1 John 2:12  I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.  (MKJV)