We believe that God exists as one God in three persons. These three persons are referred to as the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. These three persons are each individually and jointly God. God exists in eternity past, having no creator, and God will exist for all of eternity future.
God has spoken to us through His word in the sixty-six books of the Bible. We believe that these books of the Bible contain the complete revelation of God and there are no other revelations adding to God’s word. We believe that God’s word is infallible and is to be interpreted as written, and understood.
We believe that God created man and woman on the sixth day of creation as perfect images of His character. God saw fit to give man a free will and man chose sin over God’s plan. This sin corrupted the man and the woman as well as all of creation. Man and woman were forever corrupted and subjected to the curse of death.
God is a perfect and just God and must punish sin. God declared to Adam and Eve that the wages of sin would be death. All of mankind is destined to pay this price for their sin. Death is seen as both physical and as spiritual in the eternal separation of the soul from God and punishment in hell.
Jesus paid the price
Jesus, the perfect Son of God, was born of a virgin and lived a perfect life. He died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. After three days in the grave God raised him up again and he was seen alive by over 500 people. Jesus ascended to heaven and is sitting at the right hand of God making intercession for us.
Jesus’ death alone provides us the forgiveness of sins. We cannot earn our forgiveness by being a good person, and we would not even seek God without the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. God provided the path for our salvation through his Son’s death, and He prompts us to receive his free gift of salvation. All the glory and honor for our salvation is due to God himself.