The sole basis for our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, infallible, and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each possessing all the attributes of deity.
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace – not human effort – and must be received personally by repentance and faith.
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, was born of a virgin named Mary. He lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily and necessarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who trust in Him alone. Jesus rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history.
The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ and equips believers for personal growth and service to Christ and love for others. The church’s role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Only believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.