God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. We believe that sin is two-fold. There are sinful acts that need to be forgiven and a sinful nature that must be controlled by the Holy Spirit.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born anew, thus becoming a part of the family of God.
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer who evidences their salvation through perseverance and spiritual growth is secure in that salvation for eternity. While we do not believe that you can lose your salvation, we do believe that the Bible teaches that through failure to persevere and grow in the faith, and even a deliberate turning from the faith, a person can forfeit the gift of salvation given to them by God.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
The Bible teaches that we are not only to live a life of forgiveness, but also a life of freedom. This freedom can best be described as a freedom to serve God with our whole hearts and a freedom from the destructive effects of self-centered living. Sanctification is the work of God in us that brings us this freedom. It begins at salvation, continues as we totally surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and progresses throughout our Christian life. It is brought about through the infilling of the Holy Spirit and is God’s will for every believer.
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