Essential Beliefs

GOD
There is only one, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1,2; Psalm 145:3, John 1:1, Psalm 90:2

JESUS CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ is fully divine and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed authentic miracles, died in the place of sinners to pay for their sins, rose bodily from the grave, and works as mediator in heaven.
Matthew 28:18-20; John 1:1, John 1:14; Isaiah 9:6; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:21; Matthew 28:6, 1 John 2:1

THE HOLY SPIRIT
Spiritual life given by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for the salvation of man. His ministry includes indwelling the believer, enabling him to live a godly life.
John 3:5-7, Romans 8:9-11, 1 Corinthians 6:19

THE BIBLE
The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God without error in its original writings. It is:

MAN
Although man was created in the image of God, he sinned, causing physical death and separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature, and those who reach moral responsibility exercise their sinful nature in thought, word, and deed.
Genesis 1:27, 2:17, Romans 6:23, 5:12-14, 3:23, 3:10

MARRIAGE
We believe that marriage, as sanctioned by God, is the joining of one man and one woman, as their sex was determined at birth, in a single, covenantal union as taught by Scripture. We believe that any other type of sexual activities, identity, or expression that lie outside this definition of marriage is contradictory to God’s natural design and purpose for sexual activity.
Gen. 2:24; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; 1 Cor. 5:1, 6:9-10; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4

SALVATION
The sinless life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ provide the only basis for the salvation of all who believe. Only those who receive Jesus Christ as Lord, exercising repentance and faith, are children of God.
1 Corinthians 15:3-6, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, John 1:12

OUR FUTURE
Jesus will return bodily to the earth to complete our salvation and establish His kingdom. All the dead will experience a bodily resurrection, the believer to eternal life with the Lord and the unbeliever to judgment and eternal punishment.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 John 3:2, Daniel 12:2, Revelation 7:14