where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of
them” (Matthew 18:20).
We believe that there is but one true and living God who exists in the past, the
present, and forever throughout eternity in the Trinity of the Father, the Son
and the Holy Spirit. See Matthew 28:19
here for more on the divine Trinity.
The Holy Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is the living, unchanging,
and inerrant Word of God. Every word is inspired by God,
and is the final authority for Christian faith and life.
See II Timothy 3:16, and II Peter 1:20,21.
The Lord Jesus Christ is and ever was the only begotten, eternal Son of God the
Father. He left the glories of heaven to become a man in order to die on the cross
as a substitute for sinners. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the
virgin Mary. The Lord Jesus Christ was completely Holy and pure at birth, and
likewise throughout His life the Bible says: "He knew no sin" (II Corinthians
5:21) He "did no sin" (1 Peter 2:22), and, "in Him is no sin"
(1 John 3:5). The Lord Jesus could not sin, for He is God! In Him perfect
humanity and deity is found in one Person. He is the mediator between God and
man. He was crucified on a cross for the sins of all mankind and He eternally
and fully paid the penalty of sin with His own precious blood.
The Lord Jesus has completed the work of redemption and God has fully attested
to His satisfaction in that He raised Him from the dead and has seated Him at
His own right hand.
"But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice
for sins for ever,
sat down on the right hand of God;" (Hebrews 10:12)
See also Acts 2:32, Acts 2:24, Hebrews 1:3
Mankind, ruined by the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden, is universally sinful
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Romans
5:12) See also Romans 3:23.
Our sins have separated us from God and render us helpless to save ourselves.
It is impossible for man to be saved by his own works or
religious observances. See Ephesians 2:8,9 and Titus 3:5
We are entirely unfit for the presence of God in our natural state, and
be born again before we can enter into the Kingdom of God.
not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."
See John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23
Salvation for the sinner is by grace through faith.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians
Accepting the Lord Jesus Christ by faith the sinner is saved, is born
again, his sins all forgiven through the merits of the blood of Christ shed on
"In whom we have redemption through
even the forgiveness of sins:" (Colossians 1:14)