What We Believe
The Holy Bible
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative, inerrant, Word of God.
2 TIMOTHY 3:15-17; 2 PETER 1:21
The Holy Trinity
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.
GENESIS 1:1; DEUTERONOMY 6:4; MATTHEW 28:19; JOHN 10:30
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return to Earth in power and glory.
ISAIAH 7:14; MATTHEW 1:23; LUKE 1:34-35; HEBREWS 2:9, 4:15, 7:16; JOHN 2:11, 11:25; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:3-4; EPHESIANS 1:7
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
ROMANS 8:9; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-13; GALATIANS 3:26-28
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for our salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature. All are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and only by God’s grace, through faith alone, are we saved.
JOHN 3:16-19, 5:24; ROMANS 3:23, 5:8-9; EPHESIANS 2:8-10; TITUS 3:5
Ministry of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
ROMANS 8:13-14; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16, 6:19-29; EPHESIANS 4:30, 5:18
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are not saved unto the resurrection of damnation.
Gender & Marriage
We believe in the creation and God as the Creator. We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such, He created them different so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between a male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, homosexuality and all other “sexual preferences” or “orientations” are unnatural, sinful, and unacceptable to God. Accordingly, this ministry will not perform any marriage ceremonies between two individuals of the same sex. We will not condone or recognize such same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships even if the state passes laws that provide for recognition of such unions.
We believe that marriage is exclusively the legal union of one genetic male and one genetic female, sanctioned by the state and evidenced by a marriage ceremony. We also believe that legitimate, biblical sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual activities such as, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, pre-marital sex, incest, polygamy, homosexuality, transgenderism, bisexuality, cross-dressing, pedophilia and bestiality are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the church. Further, lascivious behavior, the creation, viewing and/or distribution of pornography and efforts to alter one’s physical gender or gender related-appearance are incompatible with a true biblical witness.
GENESIS 2:24; MATTHEW 19:4-6; JOHN 4:16-18; ROMANS 1:18-32; I CORINTHIANS 5:11, 6:9-11, 6:18-20, 7:1-3 AND 7:8-9; GALATIANS 5:19-21; EPHESIANS 5:3-7; 1 TIMOTHY 1:9-11