What we Believe

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The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
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The Trinity
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each possess equal power and authority.
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The Father
He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
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The Son
Jesus Christ came to earth completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only solution for humanity to come into right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for our sin and satisfy God’s demands for Holiness. He also demonstrated how to live in a way that honours God. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we too can have an abundant and eternal life with God.
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The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ.
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Humanity
We were all made in the image of God and are the supreme object of His creation. We were created to have fellowship with God but became separated from Him because of sinful disobedience. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
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Eternity
Humanity was created by God to exist forever. We will exist either eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
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Salvation
The sinless blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross provides the only way of salvation for humanity through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people repent of their sin and place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
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The Church
The Church is the primary expression of God’s Kingdom here on earth. This is made up of local communities unified through faith in Christ. The Church is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying Him while bringing the gospel (good news) to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
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Second Coming
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.

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