Statement of Beliefs

The Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient for our understanding of God and our world (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter
1:20-21).

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There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5).

God is Triune (literally 3 in 1). The Father, Jesus Christ the son, and the Holy Spirit are all God. (Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6).

God has revealed his standard of holiness and righteousness to humanity, in part, through the revelation of Law found throughout Scriptures. God’s Law points us to what is good, right, and perfect but has no power to deliver us from sin. (Psalm 119:11; Matthew 5:18, 48; 2 Timothy 3:16; Romans 3:20; 7:12; 8:3-4, Galatians 2:16-3:13)

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All humanity (Christ excluded), by birth and by action, are sinners as we all violate and fall short of abiding by God’s Law and are under sin’s curse.  (Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:8, 12-21; 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3).

The consequence of sin is the cause of all brokenness in the world. With greater significance, the horizontal consequence of my sin is a vertica violation before God. The deserved penalty for such sin is death, both physical and spiritual. (Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12; 6:23; James 1:14-15). 

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human (Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4, 14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3).

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Jesus Christ lived sinless, died as our substitute to the pay the penalty for our sin, redeem us from the curse of sin. (John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 3:18). 

Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead (Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34).

Jesus Christ physically ascended into heaven, and will one day physically return (John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28;
1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7).

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Jesus Christ fulfilled all the expectations of God’s perfect Law in that he was innocent of all sin, and through his sacrifice, God freely imputes Christ’s righteousness to sinners who by faith, repent and receive his grace. 

Through Christ’s death and resurrection we are offered all the blessings of Christ. Including but not limited to grace, the forgiveness of sin, new life, redemption, adoption, love, atonement, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead and a renewal of the heavens and the earth. Those who trust in Jesus Christ alone will be raised to eternal reward. Those who have not trusted in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal punishment (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:1-8).

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Only God-given faith in the work of Jesus Christ can reconcile our sin to God and usher in the experience of eternal life and joy rooted in the
gospel. (John 3:18, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)