Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
Salvation is God's free gift to all people, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Jesus established the practice of baptism by immersion during his earthly ministry. We believe the Bible teaches that baptism is for the Believer who has chosen to follow Christ’s example in baptism as an outward expression of his faith. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and the keeping power of God that gives us this security.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church, and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel for sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
Genesis 1: 26-28 | Genesis 2: 18-25 | Genesis 3: 1-20 | Exodus 20: 12 | Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 | Joshua 24: 15 | 1 Samuel 1: 26-28 | Psalm 78: 1-8 | Psalm 127: 1-4 | Psalm 128: 1-6 | Psalm 139: 13-16 | Proverbs 1: 8 | Proverbs 5: 15-20 | Proverbs 6: 20-22 | Proverbs 12: 4 | Proverbs 13: 24 | Proverbs 14:1 | Proverbs 17: 6 | Proverbs 18: 22 | Proverbs 22: 6-15 | Proverbs 23: 13-14 | Proverbs 24: 3 | Proverbs 29: 15-17 | Proverbs 31: 10-31 | Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 | Ecclesiastes 9: 9 | Malachi 2: 14-16 | Matthew 5: 31-32 | Matthew 18: 2-5 | Matthew 19: 3-9 | Mark 10: 6-12 | Romans 1: 18-32 | 1 Corinthians 7: 1-16 | Ephesians 5: 21-33 | Ephesians 6: 1-4 | Colosians 3: 18-21 | 1 Timothy 5: 14 | 2 Timothy 1: 3-5 | Titus 2: 3-5 | Hebrews 13: 4 | 1 Peter 3: 1-7