WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Bible has the answers to the most frequently asked questions in life, such as:
· Is there a God? And if so, how can I know him?
· Where is my life going? What is its purpose?
· What will happen when I die?
· Can we truly know what is wrong and right?
· What is evil, and where does it come from?
· Why and how does God forgive people?
· Can God help me overcome the problems in my life and my family’s?
· Can God put together again the broken pieces of my life or my family’s life?
The God who is the creator and ruler of all has made himself known in the Bible, and answers these questions in its pages. The Bible is a historical document whose human authors God inspired. He then preserved it for us, keeping it accurate over the centuries. The Bible teaches us that God is holy and just as well as loving and gracious. It also teaches that God perfectly revealed himself around 2,000 years ago by sending his son, Jesus Christ into the world. Jesus is fully God and fully man. He has always existed and will always exist, together with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. It is our joyful duty to worship and glorify this amazing God who is so great that we can’t even fully understand him.
The good news for man is that even though God is all-holy, all-powerful and beyond our comprehension, he is also personal. And because of his great kindness, God invites every one of us into relationship with him. He invites us to come into his company and enjoy his friendship forever. He promises to meet with the humble and contrite, welcoming and lovingly adopting them as his own children, asking only that they repent and believe. Repentance is confessing and turning away from sin and then striving to love God more than self. Faith is believing in God’s revelation through the Bible, which focuses on his Son, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and Man. The message of salvation focuses on what the Son came and did, and on the kingdom that He is building on earth.
For more on what we believe, and to read about a few of our distinctives, please see What We’re About.