What We Teach
The sixty-six books of the Bible were given by the inspiration of God's Spirit and are not the
product of human creativity or ingenuity (2 Peter 1:20-21).
Every word of the Bible is inspired by God in the original text (2 Timothy 3:16/ Matthew 5:18).
The Bible in its original manuscripts is without error and is completely accurate in all that it affirms (John 17:17/ Psalm 19:7).
The Scripture is to be interpreted considering the literal, grammatical and historical aspects of a given text.
God the father
There is only one true and living God (Deut 6:4/ Isaiah 45:5-7/ 1 Corinthians 8:4).
God is one essence existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
(Matthew 28:19/ 2 Corinthians 13:14).
God is sovereign (Psalm 115:3), eternal (Isaiah 44:6), all knowing (Psalm 139:4),
all-powerful (Job 42:2), holy (Isaiah 6:1-7), unchanging (Malachi 3:6), just (Psalm 97:2)
and loving (1 John 4:8).
Jesus is God in very essence and pre-existed as God in all His glory before His incarnation
in time and space (John 8:57-58/ Philippians 2:6-7).
Jesus Christ became a man, virgin born (Matthew 1:23), to redeem mankind and at that time
accepted all the essential characteristics of humanity without violating or detracting from His
divine essence (Hebrews 2:14-15/ Philippians 2:5-8).
Jesus died on a cross for our sin (John 10:15/ Romans 5:8/ 1 Peter 2:24), was physically
raised from the dead (Romans 1:4/ 1 Corinthians 15:16-20), ascended to the Father
(Acts 1:9/ Romans 8:34), and will return to receive his church (Acts 1:9-11/ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17).
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19/ Acts 5:3-4/
28:25-26/ 1 Corinthians 12:4-6/ 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Holy Spirit regenerates the Christian at conversion (Titus 3:5-7/ John 3:3-8), places the
Christian into the body of Christ at conversion (1 Corinthians 12:13), indwells the Christian
at conversion (1 Corinthians 6:19), and is guarantee of the Christian's redemption
(Ephesians 1:13-14), and leads the Christian on a daily basis as he or she submits to His
leadership (Galatians 5:16- 25/ Ephesians 5:18/ Romans 8:14).
The Holy Spirit is the Christian's source as a giver of gifts to be used in ministering to the
local church (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
The human race began by the direct and instantaneous creation of God (Genesis 1:26-27).
Men and women are created in God's image (Genesis 1:26-27) and exist to glorify God
(Isaiah 43:7). People forfeited their intended fellowship with God (Isaiah 59:2), incurred the
penalty of spiritual and physical death (Genesis 2:16-17/ Romans 5:12), became subject to
the wrath of God (John 3:36) and lost the ability to be independently acceptable to God (Romans 5:6-10) through Adam's one act of disobedience (Romans 5:12).
People exist relationally separated from God and express that sinfulness in a variety of
sinful acts (Isaiah 59:2/ Romans 3:10-18).
Salvation of individuals is wholly carried out by God's grace, based on the redemptive work
of Jesus on the cross and is in no way contributed to or accomplished by the merit or work of the individual (Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
Those who repent and put their trust in Jesus as their provision for their sinful condition
(Mark 1:15; Luke 24:46-47; Acts 3:19; 11:18: 20:21) are declared righteous by God
(Romans 3:21-22; 8:33). From a human perspective one is saved after hearing the message
of the gospel (Romans 10:14), being convicted by the Holy Spirit of sin (John 16:8-9),
mentally turning from sin to God (2 Corinthians 7:9-11), placing one's trust in Jesus as the
complete and sole payment for sin (John 3:14-15).
At this point God's Spirit indwells the individual (Romans 8:9), resulting in new birth
(John 3:3) which is often referred to as conversion (Matthew 18:3; Acts 15:3; Romans 16:5).
Each step in the process of salvation is granted by God including repentance and faith
(Acts 11:18: Ephesians 2:8).
The converted individual then naturally bears fruit in keeping with the internal transformation
that has taken place (2 Corinthians 5:17; Matthew 3:8; 7:17-23; John 3:36).
The universal church is made up of all Christians (Acts 2) till Christ’s coming and is the
complete body of Christ (Ephesians 5:22-23; Matthew 16:18; John 1:12-13).
Christians gathered in geographical locations around the world with a biblical purpose
(Acts 2:42-47; Philippians 3:3; Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 1:8), biblical leadership (Titus 1:5, 1
Tim 3; 1 Peter 5:1-3), and practicing the biblical ordinances (Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians
11:23-26) is what the Bible most often refers to as the church - i.e. local churches
(1 Corinthians 1:2; Galatians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:1).
All people will be physically resurrected (Acts 24:14-15/ 1 Corinthians 15:22-23)
The saved to blessing and reward (2 Corinthians 4:14)
The unsaved to retribution and punishment (Revelation 20:13-15/ Daniel 12:2)
God has appointed Jesus to judge the world (John 5:22), both Christians, concerning
rewards (1 Corinthians 3:11-15), and non-Christians, concerning punishment (Revelation
20:6,11-15; Matthew 8:12; 25:41; Revelation 14:10-11; 21:8).
Christ will return for his church (Acts 1:11/ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
There will be a terrible time of Tribulation (Revelation chapters 4-19).
Christ will establish his kingdom (Revelation 20:1-9).
God will ultimately provide a new heaven and a new earth where the redeemed of God will
dwell forever (Revelation 21:1-22:5).