What We Believe

What We Believe

. . .The Bible is the source of knowledge about God and His forgiveness, through which He speaks to us today. It was written by men as they were inspired by God's Holy Spirit, and so is true and without error. We understand that the "invisible things of God from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;" [Romans 1:20, KJV].

. . . There is only one true God. He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

. . . God the Father is the Creator of the universe with all of its grandeur and beauty, and He alone sustains it with His almighty power. The crown of His creation was Adam and Eve, whom He made in His own image that they might live in fellowship with Him and care for His creation.

. . . Adam and Eve doubted and rebelled against God, and their natures became evil. Now every human being is bom with a self-centered (sinful) nature and a tendency for evil that violates God's will and desire. Attempts to change human nature or to please God with our own good are doomed to failure, for God demands perfection. We are not perfect. Therefore, all of us need forgiveness and new life, which comes only from God in Jesus Christ.

. . . Jesus Christ is God the Son. In His perfect life on earth, He did what no one can do. Through His death on the cross, He took upon Himself the punishment for sin that was due all people. By defeating death and rising from the dead, Jesus showed the world that His sacrifice on the cross had been accepted by God the Father, paying for man's sin.

. . . God the Holy Spirit gives us this new relationship with Jesus. By giving us faith in who Jesus is, and what Jesus did and continues to do, the Spirit brings about his forgiveness that is our thanks to God the Son. The Holy Spirit also encourages and nurtures us as we grow in our relationship with our Lord.

. . . The Church is the fellowship of all who have come to faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. God has given His Church two great gifts to continue its growth: Baptism, to create faith and sustain faith, and The Lord's Supper, to nurture faith. In His Supper, our Lord Jesus gives us His body and blood in and with the bread and wine.

. . . A Christian is a member of the Church not because of what he has done or who he is, but because God has called him into a relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. While here on earth our imperfections remain with us. But thanks to Jesus, we are already perfect in God's eyes.

. . . Christians are called to live for Jesus, seeking to serve and honor Him in all facets of life. Life cannot be divided into compartments where Jesus is not present, for He is the author and Lord of all of my life. To know Him is the only way to know what true life is all about, and serving Him is life's greatest privilege.

. . . Two current areas of concern to which we feel compelled to speak are abortion/euthanasia and human sexuality.

All life is a gift of God. He begins life, and He alone has the authority to decide its length. The intentional taking of life at any stage after conception is contrary to God's will and not in accord with His desire.

Sexual intimacy is a gift from God for which He created marriage. Marriage between a man and a woman is the only relationship where sexual intimacy can "rightly" be shared and enjoyed in a God-pleasing manner. Any sexual relationship before, in addition to, or outside of a male/female marriage is contrary to God's will and not in accord with His desire.

These areas are no different from other sins - God forgives all sin as we confess to Him and seek His forgiveness in Jesus. For those seeking forgiveness for their past or strength to change their current life situation, pleise speak with one of our pastors.

. . . Death is no longer something to be feared. Rather, all those who trust in Jesus will live in joy with him in heaven for eternity. Death is now simply a doorway to another level of intimacy with God.

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