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Core Beliefs

God – God is the Divine Creator of the Universe. He exists as 3 persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. (Gen 1:1, 1 John 5:7)

Jesus – Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the promised Messiah, who was born of a virgin, and died for the sins of mankind. (Matt 1:23, Heb 12:2, Rev 17:14)

Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is the Comforter that Christ promised would come. He is manifest in various spiritual gifts as He chooses. He also compels people to draw near to Christ, including the lost. (John 6:44, John 14:26, 1 Cor 12:4-11)

Holy Bible – This Holy Bible is the inspired, God breathed, written Word of God. It was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. (2 Tim 3:16)

Mankind – Man is the crown jewel of God’s creation. He created us by Him and for Him. However, we rebelled in the Garden of Eden, and now are drawn towards sin. God loves us despite our sin and desires that we enter into His Eternal Kingdom. (Gen 1:26-27, Rom 11:36, Col 1:16)

Sin – Sin is the rebellion to God’s laws that we are all guilty of committing. It is a stain in our hearts and requires cleansing. The penalty for sin is death, so it needs to be addressed for one to enter into God’s Kingdom. (Rom 3:23, 6:23)

Salvation – Salvation is the answer to sin. Christ died on the cross at Calvary as an act of atonement for our sins. All we have to do is accept this precious gift that is provided free to us and we have eternal security. (Rom 5:8, 10:9)

Child of God – A person does not automatically become a child of God. For this to occur one must be born again and become a new creation in Christ. (John 1:12, 2 Cor 5:17)

Born Again – Jesus made it clear that to enter into God’s Kingdom one must be born of the Spirit, because, ” that which is flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”. This means that we must have a second birth, or a spiritual birth. (John 3:3-8, 2 Cor 5:17)

Baptism – Baptism symbolizes a washing away of our sins. Christians should approach it with the enthusiasm of the Ethiopian Eunuch who couldn’t wait to be baptized as soon as he saw a river after he had accepted Christ. (Acts 8:36-38)

Discipleship – Once one accepts Christ it is necessary to grow in Him. This requires receiving guidance from others who are mature in Christ. If one ignores this necessity, the enemy will try and pluck away the joy he has in Christ and he will not be able to bear fruit. (Matt 13:3-23, Matt 28:18-20)

Fellowship – As Christian we are not to forsake fellowship with others. This can include many things such as attending church, going to bible studies, and joining with various charitable ministries. (Acts 2:41-47, Heb 10:24-25)

Worship – Everything that has breath is to be giving praise to the Lord. Our instruments and our voices should declare His greatness daily. Worshiping God can also be defined by our lifestyle and the choices we make day-to-day. (Psalm 150)

Communion – We should take communion often in remembrance of Christ. This is also a form of fellowship between believers. One needs to have their heart right with the Lord, and be in union with other believers, before they take communion or they are putting themselves at risk. (Matt 26:26-29, 1 Cor 10:16, 1 Cor 11:23-29)

Sabbath – God rested on the seventh day as an example to us. We also are to have a day of rest. Christ further defined what it means to honor the Sabbath by helping those in need and fellowshipping with others on the Sabbath. We do not recommend doing general acts of labor on the Sabbath day. We do however encourage acts of helping others and fellowship. (Gen 2:2-3, Exo 20:8, Matt 12:11-12, Acts 13:44)