Statement of Faith

We Believe:  “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Genesis 1.1

We Believe:  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1.1

We Believe:  “All things were created through Him [the Word], and without Him [the Word] nothing was created that was created.”
John 1.3

We Believe:  “The Word became flesh [in the person of Jesus] and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
John 1.14

We Believe:  According to Jesus, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him [His Son Jesus] should not perish but have everlasting life.”
John 3.16

We Believe:  According to Jesus, “If you abide [continue] in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth [the truth of God’s Word] shall make you free.”
John 8.31-32

We Believe:  According to Jesus, we are promised a new eternal home prepared by Him; “In My Father’s house are many mansions [dwelling places]; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
John 14.2-3

We Believe:  According to the Word of God, before coming to Jesus we are all lost according to our sin nature. Also according to the Word of God it is God’s desire that none perish but that all believe in Jesus Christ. Therefore, according to Jesus, “For the Son of Man [Jesus] has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Luke 19.10

We Believe:  “God demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath [God’s wrath] through Him [Jesus].”
Romans 5.8

We Believe:  “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in and through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 6.23

We Believe:  “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”
Romans 10.17

We Believe:  “For we are His [God’s] workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2.10

We Believe:  “For God did not appoint us [true believers] to wrath [His wrath], but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Thessalonians 5.9

We Believe:  “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the person of God may be thoroughly equipped [thoroughly furnished] for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3.16-17

We Believe:  “But without faith it is impossible to please Him [God], for he [or she] who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Hebrews 11.6

We Believe:  According to Jesus, it is extremely important as it relates to end time events to believe Jesus when He warns, “Take heed [or beware] that no one deceives you.”
Matthew 24.4

We Believe:  According to Jesus, it is also important to believe Jesus when He declared, “For many will come in My name [in the name of Jesus], saying, ‘I [Jesus] am the Christ [Messiah],’ and will deceive many.”
Matthew 24.5

We Believe:  According to Jesus, we were warned in advance by Jesus of future end time events; “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you [end time believer] are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom [both physical and spiritual kingdoms]. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earth quakes in various places. All these things [end time events] are the beginning of sorrows.”
Matthew 24.6-8

We Believe:  According to Jesus, end times will be extremely difficult for all those who are not prepared, as Jesus predicted; “Then they [haters of Christ and Christians warned of by Jesus in advance] will deliver you [end time steadfast believer in Jesus] up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended [fall away or depart from the faith] will betray one another, and hate one another.”
Matthew 24.9-10

We Believe:  According to Jesus, end time deception will be widespread, “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many [one time believers] will grow cold. But he [or she] who endures to the end shall be saved.”
Matthew 24.11-13

We Believe:  According to Jesus, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
Matthew 24.29

We Believe:  According to Jesus, “Then the sign of the Son of Man [Jesus] will appear in heaven… And He [Jesus] will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect [true enduring to the end believing in Jesus saints] from the four winds from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.”
Matthew 24.31, Mark 13.27