What We Believe

What is the Bible?

The Bible is God’s Word that has been written by men through the inspiration of God’s Spirit. There are two parts that make up the Bible: the Old Testament and the New Testament. In it, we are told God’s redemptive plan in history and how we are to live our lives in response to it.

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

 

Why do we believe there is a God?

We look at creation and people and see very structured framework that we believe only a God could have designed. Furthermore, God’s Word (the Bible) and the Holy Spirit have shown Him to us through various experiences.

 

The Trinity is comprised of the three persons of the Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance and equal in power and glory.

 

Genesis 1:1, Romans 8:16

 

 

Who is God?

God is an eternal Spirit. He is inherently glorious, perfect, all-loving, unchangeable, incomprehensible, everywhere present, all powerful, all knowing and wise, most holy, most just, most merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.

 

John 4:24, Psalm 90:2, Acts 7:2, Matthew 5:48, 1 John 4:8, Malachi 3:6, 1 Kings 8:27,
Psalm 139:1-13, Revelation 4:8, Hebrews 4:13, Psalm 147:5, Romans 16:27, Revelation 15:4, Deuteronomy 32:4, Exodus 34:6

 

 

Is there more than one God?

We believe there is only one true and living God.

 

Isaiah 44:6, 1 Corinthians 8:4-6

 

 

What is the Trinity?

The Trinity is comprised of the three persons of the Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance and are equal in power and glory.

 

Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 Peter 1:2

 

 

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity. Throughout the Bible, the Spirit’s role is to give power, energy, and counsel to the Godhead’s purposes. The Holy Spirit is the one who guarantees us that we are children of God.

 

Genesis 1:2, John 16:7-15, Titus 3:4-6, 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, Romans 8:16, Galatians 4:6

 

 

Who is Jesus?

Jesus is one of the three persons of the Trinity. Jesus is God’s Son who was sent to earth to die for our sins. He was buried but was raised from the dead through the power of the Holy Spirit so that we might have eternal life with God when we accept His free gift of salvation.

 

John 3:16, Romans 5:6-8, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 8:11

 

 

Why do we need a Savior?

We need a Savior because we have all sinned and fall short of God’s standard. The payment for sin is death, so without a Savior, we would not have a way to be saved from punishment in hell. Our Savior had to be holy, blameless, and without sin, fully man so that he was obligated to pay the required satisfaction for sin, yet fully God in order to have the ability to pay the required satisfaction for sin.

 

Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Hebrews 7:26, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15:21-22

 

 

How are we to live as Christians?

God requires that we fear, love, serve, and obey Him with all of our hearts. We are to live in a way that pleases and honors Him. We are to give our lives as a living and holy sacrifice. We are to set our sights on heaven and Christ, not on the things of this earth, and we are to do everything for the glory of God.

 

Deuteronomy 10:12-13, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Romans 12:1, Colossians 3:1-4,
1 Corinthians 10:31

 

 

How can a good God allow people to go to hell?

God is loving, compassionate, and merciful, yet He does not excuse sin. He has provided for forgiveness of that sin through Christ's payment on our behalf. He is patiently awaiting His return to earth because He wants more people to repent and turn to Him for eternal life. He does not want anyone to suffer the consequences of sin.

 

Exodus 34:6-7, Psalm 5:4-6, Romans 2:5-11, Revelation 14:9-11, 2 Peter 3:9

 

 

How can we go to heaven and be with God for all eternity?

Even though God is a righteous judge, God does not want people to go to hell. He made a way to escape it through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus tasted death for everyone by dying on the cross. His death was enough to pay the price for all of the sins in the world. We are made right with God when we believe this truth that Christ died for our sins and when we turn from our sins. While on earth, God’s Holy Spirit will testify with our spirit within us that we are children of God. Then when we die, we will be present with God in heaven.

 

2 Peter 3:9, Hebrews 2:9, John 3:16, Romans 8:16, 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

Steps to Committing Your Life to Christ

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Acknowledge

that you have failed and have done wrong, against both God and others.

 

 

 

Commit

to following Christ and being in relationship with Him, and ask Him to lead you through the rest of your life.

Believe

that Christ came to set you free from sin. By dying on the cross, he suffered the penalty of sin on your behalf—the ultimate act of love.

 

Find

a good church and easy-to-read Bible.

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Next Steps Are Extremely Important

If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heartthat God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.Romans 10:9

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