The Bible - We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. We believe in the plenary inspiration of the scriptures as the writers were carried along by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16). We believe that the Bible is unique and timeless in its ability to touch the heart of man in ways that no other book can (Hebrews 4:12-13).
God - We believe in the one true God as revealed in the bible. We believe He is the only true God that ever has or ever will exist (Isaiah 43:10, 44:6) He is eternal (Isaiah 57:15a, 1 Timothy 1:17), omniscient (1 John 3:20, Psalm 139:1-4), omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-10, Jeremiah 23:23-24); omnipotent (Psalm 107:25-29).
Trinity - We believe in the triune God; that God exists in three distinct, coequal, coeternal persons; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 Peter 1:2, Jude 21-21, 2 Corinthians 13:14). Not three modes or manifestations. Our God is One but that oneness must be understood as a compound unity (Deuteronomy 6:4, Genesis 1:26-27).
Jesus - Jesus is the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16, Hebrews 5:5), He was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34-35), He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), He came to the earth to give His life for the sins of Mankind (Mark 10:45, Philippians 2:5-8), He rose from the dead (Psalm 16:10, Isaiah 53:10, Matthew 28:5-6) He is our Great High Priest making intercession for us as our only Mediator (Hebrews 4:14-15, 7:25, Romans 8:34, 1 Timothy 2:5).
The Holy Spirit - We believe in the Holy Spirit as the third, distinct person of the trinity. The Holy Spirit is given to us by the Father and the Son (John 14:26, 16:8). He is our helper and the one who convicts the world of sin and guides us into truth (John 16:7-11). The Holy Spirit dwells within every believer in Jesus Christ (John 16:17, 20:22), empowers every believer to be Jesus' witnesses (Acts 1:8) and endows believers with gifts, according to His will (1 Corinthians 12:4, Hebrews 2:4) for the building up of the Church and the advancement of God's kingdom.
Sinfulness of Man - Man is at his core bent toward sin (Jeremiah 17:9). Sin entered the world through the disobedience of Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:4-7), God provided covering for them (Gen 3:21), but their sin separated them from God, fellowship was broken. Every person is guilty of sin (Romans 3:23) and the penalty for our sin is death (Gen 2:16-17, Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:1).
Salvation - We are saved, not because of what we have done but through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:20). Jesus gave his life as atonement for our sin and rose from the dead so that we might be justified (Romans 4:25, 5:18)
Israel and the Jewish People - We believe that God has a plan for the Jewish people which he has promised that he will fulfill. We categorically reject doctrines such as Preterism and Supersessionism (Replacement or Fulfillment Theology) and doctrine which teaches that the Church has replaced Israel and that the promises of God toward his people were strictly symbolic in nature and are fulfilled through the Church. Specifically, the Lord has promised to gather the people of Israel back to their land from all the lands to which he scattered them (Isaiah 43:1-7, Jeremiah 32:36-41; 50:17-20; Ezekiel 35:16-24).
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