We believe that sin inclines people away from God and toward evil and ultimate condemnation. Jesus Christ, by His death on the Cross, made full atonement for our sin. Repentance is expected of all who have sinned against God, who fully forgives all guilt, gives new birth, and makes the believer His child.
We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers believers and purifies their hearts, bringing them into a state of total love and devotion to God.
We believe the church, both universal and local, is God’s corporate instrument on earth. Baptism and Holy Communion are to be given to those who declare faith in Jesus Christ. Divine healing is a response to the prayer of faith.
We believe that Jesus Christ will come again.
Here’s a question: Why do Christians insist that Jesus had to die?
Why couldn’t God just shout from heaven and say, “I forgive you!”?
Why isn’t it enough to be a good person?
God is Holy
God is completely and totally pure, without sin of any kind. We are separated from God because of our sin and imperfection (Isaiah 6:3–5).
God is Righteous
God requires justice. A price must be paid for every wrong. Sin is like a cancer that won’t go away. It must be destroyed, which means we all get the death penalty. This is why no one can make it to heaven or be in God’s presence on their own (Leviticus 17:11; Romans 3:23–26).
God is Love
God loves us so much and wants to have relationship with us. So after centuries of Old Testament animal sacrifice, he gave us Jesus Christ, who was simultaneously God and human. Jesus died in our place to pay the price (death) for the sins of all humanity, so we could connect with God (Romans 5:8).
Jesus’ resurrection guarantees his followers spiritual victory and eternal life in God’s presence (Revelation 1:17–18).
For you to receive the benefit of Jesus’ death and resurrection, you must receive him as the Lord of your life. Both earthly and eternal benefits follow (John 1:12; 3:16).