What I Believe

GOD ~ I believe that God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed as God the father, God the son, and God the holy spirit. These three personalities are distinct yet equal.Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22 Psalm 90:2 Matthew 28:19 I Peter 1:2 II Corinthians 13:14

MAN ~ I believe that man was created in the image of God, the supreme being in God’s creation, for the purpose of knowing God and worshipping him. Man has a problem in that his sin nature keeps him from fulfilling this ultimate purpose.Genesis 1:27 Psalm 8:3-6 Isaiah 53:6a Romans 3:23 Isaiah 59:1-2

JESUS ~ I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, yet co-equal with God. He came to earth to provide a way for man to have a relationship with God. He did this through his death on the cross, and his resurrection, three days later. I believe that he one day will return as the sovereign king.Matthew 1:22-23 Isaiah 9:6 John 1:1-5; 14:10-30 Hebrews 4:14-15 I Corinthians 15:3-4 Romans 1:3-4 Acts 1:9-11 I Timothy 6:14-15 Titus 2:13

ETERNITY ~ I believe that man is an eternal being. He will either exist with God in heaven, or separated by sin from God in hell. I believe that heaven and hell and the two places of eternal existence.John 3:16 I John 2:25; 5:11-13 Romans 6:23 Revelation 20:15

SALVATION ~ I believe that salvation is a free gift from God to man, made possible by the sacrificial death of Jesus. Salvation can only be received by repentance of sin and faith in jesus. I believe this act is a one-time occurrence in a person’s life.Romans 6:23 Ephesians 2:8-9 John 14:6; 1:12 Titus 3:5 Galatians 3:26 Romans 5:1

BAPTISM ~ I believe that baptism is the first step of the christian life. It is not necessary for salvation, BUT AN OUTWARD EXPRESSION OF A PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO GOD. WE BELIEVE IN WATER IMMERSION AS THE BIBLICAL MODEL FOR BAPTISM.Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 1:9-10

HOLY SPIRIT ~ I believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world, making men aware of their need for God. He comes to live within the life of a person at the moment of salvation. He gives the christian an understanding of truth, and the ability to apply it to their life.II corinthians 3:17 john 16:7-13; 14:16-17 acts 1:8 I corinthians 2:12; 3:16 ephesians 1:13 galatians 5:25 ephesians 5:18

BIBLE ~ I believe that the bible is God’s word to all men, written by human authors under the divine inspiration of God. Since the bible is inspired by God, it is without error or flaw. I believe it is the authority on life and the way it should be lived.II timothy 3:16 II peter 1:20-21 II timothy 1:13 psalm 119:105,160; 12:6 proverbs 30:5

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