About Us Ministry Identity Doctrine Sermons Connect Events Bulletins Newsletters Contact Giving Doctrine We believeIn the one and only, true God, revealed in the incarnation of the Lord Jesus as existing through all time and eternity as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinct in personhood, yet one in essence; Creator, Ruler, Sustainer, Savior and Judge of all creation. (Exodus 20:3; John 1:1-4,14; Matthew 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:13).The Holy Scriptures were produced by persons who were carried along by the Holy Spirit and are God's very own and unique revelation to the world. All Scripture is trustworthy, and it is the ultimate standard by which all doctrine and conduct of the Christian faith must be judged. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Thessalonians 2:15).Jesus is the Christ. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, who became the mother of God. Jesus, fully God, taking on the human nature in every way through his incarnation, and lived a fully human life, being fully God and fully Man, yet without sin. In His full humanity and full divinity Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world, thus demonstrating the love of God for sinners; and made satisfaction for the wrath of God. He died as a substitute for all who believe; and also defeated the power of sin and the devil which enslaved all. In this way, he made provision for the forgiveness of sin, that is, reconciliation with God for all who would receive the righteousness of God by faith and a new covenant, which is in His blood. Having laid down His life for the world, He picked it up again in glorious, bodily resurrection from the dead; breaking the power of the law and death. In His resurrection he became the embodiment and first fruit of the hope of the new creation, which is the everlasting life of the age to come and the kingdom of God, and then ascended to the throne of God until He returns to judge the earth and all things are, at last, made new. In this way Jesus Christ is the culmination and fulfillment of the promises of God and all of God's work in the world. (Matthew 1:18-23;11:27; 14:33; 16:16; 16:27; 28:18; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:35; Luke 24:46-47; John 1:29; John 10:30; John 11:25-26; John 16:28; John 17:1-5; John 20:28; Acts 1:9-11; Acts 2:22-24; Acts 13:26-39; Acts 17:30-31; Romans 1:3-4; Romans 3:21-26; Romans 5:6-11; Romans 6:6-10; Romans 8:1-4; Romans 8:18-25; Romans 10:4; Romans 10:8-13; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Ephesians 1:20-23; Ephesians 2:1-5; Ephesians 3:8-11; Philippians 2;5-11; Colossians 1:13-22; Colossians 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 1:1-4; Hebrews 4:14-15; Hebrews 7:25-28; Hebrews 9:11-14; Hebrews 9:15; Hebrews 9:24-28; 1 Peter 2:22-25; 1 John 4:10; Revelation 5:8-14; Revelation 12:10-11; Revelation 19:11-16). God created humanity male and female in his own image. Sin entered the world through the human race and as a result, humanity suffered the curse of futility and alienation from God. All persons are now born in the image of the first Adam and have a sin nature, which, as soon as they are capable of moral responsibility, leads inexorably to each person becoming a transgressor of God's law, and incurring his just condemnation. Despite the depravity of the inherited sin nature which affects every aspect of human nature, and the fact that all will stand condemned under the law of God and are in need of salvation; due to the creation of every human being in the image of God, whether born or unborn, and the fact that Jesus died for all of these, human life is sacred, and every person possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3:17-24; Genesis 9:5-6; Job 31:15; Psalm 8:3-5; Psalm 51:5; Psalm 139:13; Romans 3:9-18; Romans 5:12; Romans 5:18-19).There is no salvation offered to humanity by God apart from the gospel, which is the opportunity of repentance from sin and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance is the genuine turning from sin brought about by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit in the inner person and resulting in a life lived in keeping with repentance. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the act of rendering commitment and allegiance of the whole person to Him as Lord and Savior. The salvation of human beings corresponds first to the choice of God, called election, whereby in God's mysterious, eternal providence, He predestines and works salvation through his gracious purposes by his power alone. This gracious work is consistent with the free agency of human choice, who are created by God to choose freely according to their own desires. Faith, therefore, is the gift of God, and in no way rests on the efforts or will of human beings, thus salvation excludes boasting, and in all ways, is directed to the glory of God. Those whom God elects, he regenerates, justifies, sanctifies and will inevitably glorify, Thus, all true believers will persevere in faith to the end, not in perfection of life, but in allegiance of faith, and a life of repentance, until our faith becomes sight. (John 3:5-8; Acts 2:37-39; Acts 4:12; Romans 1:16-17; Romans 3:21-26; Romans 5:8-11; Romans 6:1-11; Romans 6:22-23; Romans 8:9-11; Romans 8:26-30; Romans 9:15-16; Romans 10:8-10; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Galatians 3:13-14; Galatians 6:15; Ephesians 2:4-10; Colossians 3:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15; 2 Timothy 1:8-9; Hebrews 11:1; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:1-9; 1 Peter 1:17-25; 1 John 3:2-3; 1 John 4:11-12).