We believe that God is all knowing, everywhere present, eternally existent in three distinct persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit –yet one God (Exodus 3:14-15, John 4:24, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-2).
Jesus became “God in the flesh.” He was born through the miracle of a virgin birth, lived a sinless life, was crucified and died a physical death as atonement for our sins, and was physically resurrected from the grave. (Matthew 1:18-25, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8) He will return in bodily form as Lord of the universe, to gather his followers and judge those who have rejected him (Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 9:27-28).
We believe the Bible is the inspired, written Word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:14-16).
Faith (belief and trust) in Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross is the only way to be reconciled with God (Acts 4:8-12). Salvation cannot be earned; it is offered through Jesus based on grace, not merit. What we couldn’t do for ourselves (reconcile with God), Jesus did through his death on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9). God lovingly offers salvation to every person, and every person has the freedom to accept or reject this gift at any time (John 3:16-18). Faith requires repentance (conforming our lifestyle to Christ’s), and results in obedience. Baptism by immersion demonstrates a pledge of our willingness to live for Him (Acts 8:26-38, Romans 6:1-4). We believe that full immersion under water is the prescribed mode of baptism as indicated by Jesus’ own example, command, and the meaning of the original Greek word “baptizo” = to immerse, dip, or dunk (Mark 1:9-10; Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4). We believe that those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity with him. (John 3:16; 6:39-40; 11:25-26)
The Church of Jesus Christ is not limited to any one institution or denomination; it consists of all who have trusted Jesus Christ for redemption of their sins (1 Corinthians 12:12-17), and includes all Christians everywhere (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47, Ephesians 1:22-23.) We believe in the church’s mission: making disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey all of Jesus’ commands. (Matthew 18:18-20)