What I Believe

The Bible
The Bible is a love letter from God to men and women.  God inspired men by the Holy Spirit to put His perfect Word to paper in order to reveal Himself to us.  Since the texts of the Bible were directly inspired by God, they are without error in their original form and language and will always be the same.  The Word of God in the form of the Bible gives us comfort, correction, direction, and hope.  God’s Word is active, not stagnant, in the life of every believer that searches the Scriptures.
(Psalm 19:7-10; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:17; Matthew 22:29; Luke 21:33; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

There is only one God.  God has revealed Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God is Spirit, has always existed, and created and sustains the universe.  God is all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful, and ever-present.  Nothing is hidden from Him.
(Genesis 1:1; Genesis 2:7; Deuteronomy 6:4; Deuteronomy 32:6; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 7:11; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:32; John 4:24; 1 Corinthians 8:6;  Philippians 2:5-6; Hebrews 1:3; 1 John 3:20)

Jesus Christ
God the Father sent Jesus Christ, God the Son, into the world to save sinners and to show God the Father in human flesh.  Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and performed many wonders and miracles.  Jesus was  crucified for our sins and bodily raised from the dead. He then ascended to His Father’s side where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers.  Jesus Christ is coming again to reign as Lord.
(Matthew 1:23, 24; Matthew 16:13-17; John 3:16, 17; Acts 2:22-32; Romans 8:34; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3; Revelation 22:20)

Every person is born a sinner and needs salvation. Jesus Christ provided salvation for all mankind through His death on the cross.  To receive salvation, one must repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ alone.  There is no other way to come into a relationship with God.  The true believer cannot lose his salvation.
(John 1:11-13; John 3:3-21,36; Acts 2:21; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3:23-25; 2 Corinthians 7:10; James 1:14; 1 John 5:12)

Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit indwells all believers at the moment of salvation.  The Holy Spirit guides and teaches believers in all things.  Subsequent to salvation, the power of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers that ask in faith for the Holy Spirit to anoint and fill them.
(Luke 11:13; Luke 24:49; John 7:37-39; John 14:26; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 8:12-17; 1 Corinthians 12; Galatians 3:14; Galatians 4:6; Galatians 5:16-26)