What We Believe
Grounded in Love
First and foremost, our belief system is rooted in the love of God, which is unconditional toward His children. We say this because we believe there are two types of beliefs: Close handed beliefs, and open handed beliefs.
Close handed beliefs are those which we believe all Christians should agree on based on the infallible Word of God. These are such things like the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Open handed beliefs are issues that we are able to disagree on based on the fact that it isn’t super clear what the bible teaches exactly, but instead must be interpreted and inferred. These can be such things like pre and post tribulation beliefs.
“Jesus is the full and final revelation of the Father.”
Our Close Handed Beliefs
The Authority of Scripture
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and is our rule of faith, conduct, & doctrine (2 Tim 3:14-17)
The Deity of Jesus Christ.
One true God Expressed in Three Persons and the Deity of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 13:14 & John 1:1-2, 14)
Fall & Salvation of Man
Salvation by Grace through Faith (Ephesians 2:8-10) (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:12,17 Romans 10:8-10)
Present Day Ministry of the Holy Spirit
Fruit of the Spirit, Gifts of the Spirit, Baptism of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:17)
Provided in the Atonement and the privilege and will of God for all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24, Psalm 103:3)
All believers should be baptized following Christ’s example, in obedience to His command and as an answer of a good conscience (Mark 16:15-16)
Christ’s Return for His Church
Jesus Christ will come again for His Church (I Thessalonians 4:13-18, I Corinthians 15:51-58)
Heaven and Hell
Heaven is the reward and resting place for all believers. All who reject Christ are separated from God in eternal torment (Revelation 21:1-8)