I believe in the following statement of beliefs which are the beliefs of the church to which I attend.
What We Believe…
We believe in one God who has always existed as three distinct persons…Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is supremely wise, powerful and good. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of the universe. Jesus is the Son of God, yet He is also God Himself. He became human in order to reveal God to us and to bring salvation to mankind through His sacrificial death and resurrection. The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son and dwells within all who have been saved.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible was written by men who were inspired and directed by God as a very specific and timeless way of revealing Himself, His character, and His plan to mankind. The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
Men and women are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. We are the crowning work of God’s creation. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are all marred by sin, both by birth and by choice. Our sins create a barrier between us and God which can only be removed by God’s saving work.
Salvation is a free gift from God to mankind. Humans can never make up for their sins by good works or self-improvement. Only through faith in Jesus and in His sacrificial death and resurrection on our behalf, can a person experience forgiveness and right standing with God.
Mankind is created to exist forever. Each person will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in fellowship with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be separated from God is to live in agony in Hell. To live with God eternally is Heaven.