Join with us in this spiritual journey as we seek the truth together in
realness before God and each other - we question, we doubt, we believe and
we trust… ultimately leading to a healthy life of faith in Jesus Christ.
Our beliefs come from the foundational understanding within basic Judeo
The Holy Bible is the authoritative Word of God.
It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In
its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (II Timothy
3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal (I
John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6;
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the
second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man.
He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a
virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for
mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood.
He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures,
ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power
and glory. (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians
2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5).
Jesus Christ was born of a virgin named Mary and conceived
by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the
Trinity); therefore, He is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35;
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35).
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary
transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the
Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial,
and resurrection. Salvation is a free gift from God available to anyone
and everyone and it is not a result of our good works or of any human
efforts (Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans
1:16, 10:9-10; Acts 4:12, 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s
Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's
character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and
the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (I
Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians
2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was
sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus
allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins,
enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which
is death (I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans
3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).
The Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost,
it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to
empower the Church to bring the Gospel message to the whole Earth (Joel
2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4,17, 38-39, 8:14-17,
10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17,
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety
of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church,
demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the
Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and
the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded
to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These
gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be
used in violation of biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11,
12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16; II Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; I Corinthians 12:1-31,
14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God
through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus'
great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral
part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a
spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians
1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).
The Father's desire is for believers to be fulfilled and
blessed in all areas of life. This “fulfilled and blessed” life is
different for each individual… because of the fall; many may not receive
the full benefits of God’s will or desire while on Earth. That fact,
though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits
of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others. (John 3:3-11; II
Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10; II Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians
4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter
2:24; Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10;
Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19).
Spiritual (John 3:3-11; II
Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10).
Mental and Emotional (II Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians
4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
Physical (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24).
Financial (Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II
Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected
from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the
cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they
that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the
resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21,
20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23,
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place
for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20,
6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter