What We Believe
What Christians Want To Know
We are an interdenominational ministry for Christians who want to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. We all may vary about smaller issues but Christians generally agree with the below statements about God and the Bible. We may disagree but not be disagreeable. As Philip Schaff once wrote, “In essential unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.“ Here are the essentials:
- We believe that Jesus was literally conceived and born of a virgin named Mary (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-33).
- We believe that Jesus lived a sinless life (1 Pet. 2:22; 1 Jn. 3:5).
- We believe that salvation is in none other than through the name, person, work, and grace of Jesus Christ (Jn. 14:6; Jn. 3:16; Rom.5:8).
- We believe that all 66 books of the Bible are the “only” inspired word of God to the world. We do not acknowledge the Apocrypha, Psuedopigrapha, Gnostic Gospels, or the Book of Mormon to be “inspired scripture” (2 Tim. 3:16).
- We believe that God is the creator of all things, is all-powerful, all-knowing, and in control to do as He wills (14:15; Jer. 32:17; Eph. 3:20; Psa.139:1-4; 1 Sam.2:6-9; Psa. 24:1).
- We believe that all of humanity has fallen short of God’s glory and is in need of salvation; hence the reason Jesus came to the earth (Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 5:8; Jn. 14:6).
- We believe that God is one, but reveals Himself through the persons of the Trinity as The Father, The Son as Jesus, and The Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we believe that each Person of this Trinity is God (1 Cor. 8:6 6:44; Rom. 1:7; Isa. 9:6; Jn. 1:1 Acts 5:3; Heb 9:14; Jn. 4:24).
- We believe that those who die without salvation go to a literal place called Hell (Psa. 9:17; Psa.73:12-19; Luke 16:23.26; Jn. 12:48).
- We believe that those who belong to Christ will inherit eternal life in a literal Kingdom of Heaven (Isaiah 65; Zech. 14).
- We believe that Jesus will return to gather His people, as well as the resurrection of the dead in Christ at His return (1 Cor. 15:21-23).
- We believe in the water baptism of believers in Christ (Acts 2:38-41; Acts 22:16).
- We believe that Christ is the Head of the church, which should be governed by Him and that ministers are simply under-shepherds (Eph. 1:22-23).