In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty

and in all things love."

Essential Beliefs

Things a person must believe in order to have a saving relationship with God. 

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Godhead

There is only one true God. He is eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.

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Father

He is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of mankind. He hears and answers prayer. He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

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Son

Jesus is the Savior and King of all creation.  He became a human being and  lived a sinless life. He voluntarily died on the cross for our sins, and was bodily raised from the dead. He ascended into  heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father.  One day Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead.

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Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit provides power to overcome sin and ability to serve the Kingdom of God. Believers are given the gift of the Holy Spirit at conversion, and through the Holy Spirit are enabled to attain spiritual maturity in Christ. 

Mankind

People were created in the image of God. We were created to be in loving relationship with Him. However, we have rebelled against God, choosing to go our own way. Because of this we are alienated from God and suffer the corruption of our nature because of our sin. The effects of this fall can only be reversed through entering into the new covenant that God offers. He promises to forgive our sin and indwell us with His Spirit.

Salvation

Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us from separation from God and the eternal penalty of sin. No amount of good works or human effort can restore us. It is only by God's grace that we are saved. This grace is given by faith, through a change of heart toward God's leadership in our lives, by reliance on Jesus to forgive our sins, and a commitment to follow him. We believe that you enter into this new covenant with God when you submit yourself to being immersed in water. Baptism (immersion in water) is the means by which we entrust and commit ourselves to God through Christ in a visible, historical, and covenant making moment. 

Bible

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.They are the uniquely supreme, reliable, and the final authority on all matters of Christian faith and practice.

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