Statement of Beliefs
The core of our faith is rooted in love. God almighty, creator of heaven and earth loves us. He is perfect, He is holy, and there is no power or reign greater than His. He is worthy of all praise. We believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Three distinct “persons”, one God.
Father: We believe God the Father to be The Alpha and Omega, The great I AM of the Bible. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (kudos to our Jewish friends). He is holy and righteous, perfect and powerful. There is no darkness in Him. Not only did He breathe life into man, but He created us in His image. He is our loving Father who made a way for us to have communion with Him in this life and live eternally with Him in the next.
Son: We believe that Jesus is the true Messiah. He is the resurrected Christ, the Son of God and anyone who believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life. He is the epitome of God’s love and the fulfillment of Old and New Testament covenant. Born of a virgin, fully man and fully God, Jesus conquered sin/death, and by His ultimate sacrifice we receive access to the Father through inviting Him to be our personal Lord and Savior.
Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. Time and space as we understand it cannot contain Him. He is always present, He is the tangible love of the Father, He is the vehicle for the power we have through Jesus, and He manifests in many different ways. His weighted presence establishes peace, and as Christ followers we carry Him in us. He is our comforter, He brings wisdom, and He intercedes to the Father on our behalf. It is through Him that we come to know Jesus.
Bible: We believe that the Christian Bible is the divine Word of God. The texts are God breathed yet written by human hands. The concepts, words, facts, etc within are the highest form of truth, and all of our beliefs are based from scriptures contained within it. We also believe that choosing to live by biblical principles glorifies God! He has given us the tools inside His Word not only to navigate through life, but to thrive! Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.
Free Will: We believe that God did not create us to be robots. He has given us free will, and we freely choose to choose Him! We do not believe that He will violate our free will under any circumstance, and it is not His fault when we stray from the protective guidelines of His Word. As long as we have breath in our lungs, we have the opportunity to seek relationship with God. We do that by choosing Him and His ways over our carnal desires. We all fall short of His glory, and that’s why we need a savior (Jesus). He freely forgives us and showers us with grace when we choose to repent. It’s His kindness after all that leads us to repentance in the first place!