What We Believe

What we believe is the foundation for how we live and conduct our lives.  As “Christians” (those who place their trust in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and recognize that we were bought with a price, the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross as the full payment for the penalty of our sins and, therefore, we belong to Him) our daily life should reflect our purpose which is to glorify God.  Therefore, it is of utmost importance to know what the Bible instructs so that we may order our lives accordingly and experience the blessings of Almighty God.

We believe:

  • There is one true and living God, Triune in nature, creator of all things, unchanging and eternally existent in three persons, each completely equal with each other and each with distinct personality: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:1-4; John 16:7-15; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 5:5-8)

  • The Bible (all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments in the original writings) is the inspired, infallible Word of God and is the final authority for all faith and conduct.  It is the source of all doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction to live our lives to glorify God.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; Romans 15:4; Luke 24:27, 44) 
  • Jesus Christ is God the Son and has always existed as the second person of the Trinity.  He became incarnate, born of a virgin by the Holy Spirit, lived a sinless life on earth and is truly, and completely, both God and Man.  He was crucified on a cross in atonement for the sins of every believer, for all time, and His shed blood is the only cleansing for the remission of sin.  (John 1:1-18; Luke 1:31-35; Romans 3:24-26; Romans 8:3) 
  • Jesus Christ was physically raised from the dead by God the Father and is now seated at His right hand in Heavenly places; He is the head of the Church, which is His Body and Bride, and He will return in the clouds at any moment to gather His true Church to Himself. (Acts 17:30-31; Galatians 1:1; Ephesians 1:15-23; 1 Peter 1:3; Matthew 24:42)
  • Everyone has sinned but God, in His grace and mercy, has provided salvation  through repentance of sin and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and in His substitutionary death in payment for our sin.  Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.  (Romans 3:23; Romans 4:23-25; Romans 5:8; Romans 10:9-10; John 1:12; John 3:16-18; John 14:6; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19, 23) 
  • Genuine believers are born again by the Holy Spirit of God, are sealed by the Holy Spirit and, therefore, nothing can separate them from the love of Christ.  A redeemed sinner, saved by grace alone, is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ, accepted in Him, blessed with all spiritual blessings in Him and is free from all ¨ condemnation in Him.  (John 3:3-7; Titus 3: 5-7; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Romans 8:1-4; Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 8:38-39; Ephesians 4:30) 
  • The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is the Spirit of God.  He resides in all believers at the moment of salvation and is the source of God’s presence and power living within us.  His function is to guide us, comfort us, convict us of sin, empower us as His ambassadors to witness to unbelievers and to empower us for Godly living.  He produces the fruit of the Spirit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  (Genesis 1:2; Acts 1:8;  Romans 8:9-16; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Galatians 5:16, 22-25; 1 John 4:13) 
  • A literal, eternal Heaven awaits the redeemed who will dwell together with God and where they will receive unimaginable rewards for faithful service as a believer.  A literal, eternal Hell (a place where unbelievers will suffer torment forever, separated from God) awaits the unsaved.  (Isaiah 40:10; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Luke 16:19-31; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; 2 Timothy 4:7-8; 2 Peter 2:4-9; Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12) 
  • If the believer dies a physical death before Christ calls the Church (His Body) to meet Him in the air at the Rapture (Greek ‘Harpazo’, a snatching away; Latin ‘Rapturo’) and prior to the Tribulation period, the believer is immediately in the presence of the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 2 Corinthians 5:6-8) 
  • Following the Rapture, the world and the Nation of Israel will experience the seven year period referred to as “The Tribulation” with the final 31/2 years being the time of “Jacob’s Trouble”, the ‘Great Tribulation’. (Daniel 9:20-27; Revelation 6-12)

  • Following the Great Tribulation, the Lord Jesus Christ will return physically and visibly to the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem with all of His Saints, and will destroy all those who have rejected His free gift of salvation.  He will then inaugurate ‘The Millennium’, his 1,000 year reign on earth in the new Jerusalem as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  At the end of Christ’s Millennial Reign, God will resurrect the dead (those who have rejected Him through all the Ages) to face God’s final judgment and then be cast into the Lake of Fire, along with Satan, for all eternity.  He will then destroy the present Heavens and Earth, and finally create a new Heaven and new Earth where we will live with Him forever. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-4; 2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 19:11 – 20:15)

We believe the priorities of every Christian should be to:

  1. Seek to, day by day, more fully know and love God through reading Scripture and prayer. (1John 2:3-6)
  2. Crucify (put to death) our own flesh with all its passions and desires. (Galatians 5)
  3. Take (speak & demonstrate with works of kindness) the Gospel to everyone God brings across our path. (Romans 1:16-17)
  4. Live in a manner worthy of God’s priceless love and call on our lives. (Ephesians 4:1; 1John 2:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:8-22)
  5. Daily, eagerly wait and watch for His imminent return for His bride in the Rapture. (Galatians 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
  6. Always speak the Truth in love. (Ephesians 4:15-16)