The sole basis of my belief is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. I believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
I believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God, and that it is without error and the final authority in all aspects of life. 2 Timothy 3: 15-17; 2 Peter 1: 19-21; John 10:35
I believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe that God has always been and always will be. He is all-powerful, all knowing, and everywhere at the same time. He is a God of love- but also a holy God who cannot ignore sin. Matthew 28:19; John 14:16-17; 10:30; 2Cor. 13:14; Psalm 90:2; 139; 1Pet 1:15
I believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitution and the death of Christ on the cross and His shed blood, was the once for all atoning sacrifice for our sins past, present and future. I believe He rose bodily from the dead on the third day now sits at the right hand of the Father. I believe He now helps, cares for us and is preparing a place for believers. He will return personally at anytime to defeat Satan, judge all people and rule His kingdom. John 20:28; 1:29; 20:11-16; Rom. 9:4,5; Heb. 4:15; 2:17-18; Matt. 24:30-31
I believe the Holy Spirit is a person and is God. He lives within true believers and compels them to live right. I believe that the Holy Spirit also teaches, leads, empowers, gives gifts, helps and produces fruit in the lives of believers. Acts 10:19; 5:3-4; 1:8; 1Cor. 3:16; John 14:26; Rom. 8:14
I believe that God created man in His image and without sin. However Adam sinned and all of mankind fell into a sinful condition from which he is unable to recover, in and of himself. Every person is born spiritually dead, with a sin nature and under the penalty of eternal death. Gen. 1:27; 3:1-6; Rom. 5:12,19; Eph. 2:3; Ps. 51:5
I believe that salvation from sin has been provided through Jesus Christ, who took our punishment. We believe that salvation is a free gift from God. It is given only to those who believe and receive Jesus Christ as their Savior. When a person trusts in Jesus Christ their sins are forgiven, they become a child of God and they will live forever in heaven. Those who die without Christ will be forever separated from God in the Lake of Fire. 1Pet. 2:24; Acts 4:12; 1Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 3:22-23; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 3:36; Revelation 20:11-15
I believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that the Church includes all true believers everywhere in the world, but that God's plan involves the meeting together of local groups of believers for fellowship, worship, Bible study and prayer. Hebrews 10:23-25; Acts 2:41-42, 46-47; 1 Cor. 12:12-13, 27;