Belief Statement

We believe the Holy Scriptures are the True Word of God, and are important in all of life. We believe that the Bible is correct, and that if it says something is wrong then it is wrong. (See 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 19:7, Galatians 1:8, and Romans 15:4)

We believe in the Trinity. That there is only one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (See Genesis 1: 26-27, Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Matthew 28:19-20, John 14:7, and Galatians 4:4-6)

We believe that all have sinned and are in need of a Savior. (See Romans 3:23, Romans 5:11-13, Hebrews 9:22, and 1 John 1:8-10)

We believe that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. (See Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 3:24, Romans 6:23, and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

We believe that we are called to set ourselves apart and live a holy life, but that we do not become perfect when we are saved (1 Thessalonians 4:7, 1 Peter 1:15, and 2 Timothy 1:9). We believe that even after we become Christians, God continues to work in us. (See Philippians 1:6 and Hebrews 12) But we do not believe that it is okay to use salvation as a sin license. (See Jude 4 and Ephesians 5:3-5)

We believe that we are to encourage one another, and treat each other respectfully. Not gossiping or arguing, but controlling our tongues. (See Ephesians 4:29, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Proverbs 20:19, 1 Timothy 6:20, 2 Corinthians 12:20, James 1:26, and James 3:1-12)

We believe that there are some issues that Christians are allowed to disagree on. On these issues we are to refer to Romans 12. However, there are many issues that we believe that we are not allowed to disagree on. The Bible makes certain things clear, and we can not compromise on those things. We do not believe that it is okay to distort Scripture to please human motives. (See 2 Peter 3:16)

We believe that there is important balance of truth and grace. (See John 1:17) Truth hates sin, grace loves sinners…

  • Truth without grace crushes people – judgmental legalism
  • Grace without truth deceives people – deceitful tolerance