"God has called us into existence to create a safe place for a shared vision of healing, hope and reconciliation through discipleship, outreach and fellowship group ministries."
It is of great importance that believers in the Body of Christ understand the basic doctrines of the faith. We are encouraged to sanctify the Lord God in our hearts and be ready always to give an answer to everyone that ask of us a reason of the hope that is within us with meekness and fear.
We must know in whom we believe with the intent of living out our faith with assurance of our final destination. The following are our essential doctrinal beliefs that we confess, maintain and teach:
We believe the Bible to be God's inerrant Word. We stand upon its' truth and fully embrace its' precepts. (Hebrews 4:12; Isaiah 40:8)
We believe that salvation is deliverance from eternal death and possession of eternal life. We believe that a person who truly accepts Christ into their hearts is eternally secure. Eternal security is that work of God which guarantees God’s gift of salvation, once received, is possessed forever and can never be lost. (I John 5:10-13)
THE DEPRAVITY OF HUMANITY
Sin entered the world through Adam and death came as a result of sin. Death passed upon all. Adam’s fall into sin left humanity without the hope of salvation apart from a new birth. Jesus’ death and resurrection made it possible for one to experience a new birth. (Romans 5:12)
God in His holy nature can’t look upon sin. He therefore sent His son to be a propitiation for our sins. This enabled us to be forgiven and to become the righteousness of God. Therefore, Jesus was God’s total provision for the forgiveness of sin. He satisfied God’s requirement of sacrifice for the remission of sins. (I John 4:9)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is a person. He is a distinct part of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit only abides in those who have accepted the fact of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and have confessed him as their Savior. At the moment of conversion the Holy Spirit enters the life of the believer and seals him for service. The Holy Spirit regenerates the believing sinner. He gives him the nature of God.
(Ephesians 4:30 Romans 8:9)
Grace is God’s redemptive love that creates opportunity for deliverance from eternal death. It is God’s divine and protective love bestowed upon mankind in fullness. Grace is the ability and opportunity to indulge in the love, favor and honor that we don’t deserve.
(Ephesians 2:8 Ephesians 4:7 II Corinthians 12:9)
The Word of God proclaims that this is the day of salvation. The Word also declares that hell does exist. It is not the will of God that any man should perish in hell but that all should come to repentance. We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. However, God so loved the world that He sent His only Son to satisfy our sin debt. Jesus became sin that we might become the righteousness of God. Jesus took the punishment we deserved. He was crucified, buried and resurrected from the dead according to the unadulterated Word of God. If one truly believe and trust in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, receiving Jesus as God’s total provision for the forgiveness of sins they are saved from eternal damnation in hell. (I John 5:10-13) To reject the Holy Spirit is to spend an eternity separated from God in hell.