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We believe that there is one true God. He is the Creator of all things who manifests Himself in three distinct persons. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each possess the equal and full attributes of deity. People are God’s greatest treasures. He loves humanity and His intentions toward us are good.
We believe in Jesus Christ and that He is God in human form. He came to show us how to live and teach us of the true nature and purposes of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for the sins of humanity, and was bodily resurrected from the dead.
+ The Bible
We believe that the Bible is the accurate accumulation of the thoughts and concepts of God. Although God communicates and interacts with us in different ways, the scripture is the specific, complete and final authority on all matters of the Christian faith.
+ Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit. He is the active and present work of God in the world today. He works in us to lead us into God’s best and He works through us to accomplish God’s purposes in our world. He is the presence of God for comfort when we need it and for correction when we get off track.
The purpose for God revealing himself to modern people through scripture is that people might be reconciled into intimate communion and fellowship with their Creator. Originally created to have fellowship with God, humans rebelled and chose an independent nature that alienated the original man (Adam) and all people after him from God. The price for this rebellion is permanent separation from God — ultimately death.
Jesus Christ was given by God to pay the death price for humans, that by receiving Him as their Savior, they might escape the penalty of rebellion and be permanently reconciled to the Father. Salvation is the work of God alone. It is a free gift to all who accept it. The only saving work a person can perform is to repent (turn) from sin and accept Jesus Christ as Savior and follow Him as Lord.
Once you have made a decision for Christ, baptism is the next step. Baptism is the outward demonstration of an internal change. It is not a requirement for salvation, but is our way to tell the world that we have chosen to identify our lives with Christ and commit our futures to Him. It is a public expression of an internal decision to follow Christ. Baptism comes after trusting Christ as forgiver and leader.