The Bible is God’s completely true Story about who He is, what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will do. The Bible is the final and complete authority in our lives.
Jesus Christ is fully human and fully God. He lived a perfect life in place of our imperfect lives; died, as our substitute, the death we deserved because of the wrongs we have done (sin); and physically rose from the dead. He offers us full and eternal life through His own resurrection.
We are connected to God in only one way – by choosing to turn from our sin to follow Jesus and by accepting through faith, the forgiveness and salvation God offers to us by Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. There is nothing we can do to earn or deserve this new and full life – it is all a gift of God, and our responsibility is simply to receive it through faith alone in Jesus Christ. All true followers of Jesus are eternally secure in God’s salvation.
Baptism is an outward sign of a person’s internal faith in Jesus Christ. All followers of Jesus are commanded by Scripture to be baptized as an initial act of obedience and as a public declaration of allegiance to Jesus. We believe in baptism by immersion in water.
In His own time and in His own way, God will bring the world as we know it to an end. We believe the following events will occur: Jesus is coming back at any moment for His followers (the rapture). The world will experience a seven-year period of misleading peace and unprecedented distress (the tribulation). Satan will be defeated in a great battle and will be imprisoned for 1,000 years as Christ reigns physically on the earth (the millennium). God will make all things new – heaven and earth – where His followers will live with Him forever. All who reject Jesus will be raised to face eternal judgment according to their deeds.