We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God. God is an infinite, intelligent Spirit that is the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth. God eternally exist in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious roles. (Genesis 1:1, Deut. 4:35, Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2)
We believe the Holy Bible was divinely inspired by God and written by men without error. All scripture, New and Old Testament, is good for doctrine, reproofing, correcting, and instructing each other in love. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
We believe Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and is the Savior of men. Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world, was buried and rose from the grave and is seated with the Heavenly Father. (Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22, 1 Corinthians 6:14, Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrews 1:3)
We believe Salvation is a gift given through grace that cannot be earned or bought. Salvation requires verbal confession that Jesus is Lord, and belief in your heart that God raised him from the dead in order to be saved. Once you confess and believe you are sealed by the Holy Spirit and your salvation cannot be lost. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
The Church is the dynamic, spiritual body of which Jesus is the head. All those who put their trust in Jesus are a part of the Church. Local churches are expressions of the universal church. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances or sacraments that the church practices. (Colossians 1:18, Acts 2:41-42, Ephesians 1:22-23)A Relationship with Christ: John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
God loves you so much that He not only tells you but He shows you by offering you a relationship with Jesus Christ. Salvation (your relationship with Christ) is a gift that is made available to those who repent, believe and confess that Jesus is Lord (in control of everything in the world) and that He died and rose from the dead to save mankind (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10). This gift cannot be earned through good deeds or by simply being a "good person" (Ephesians 2:8; 1Timothy 1:9). It is a matter of faith (acting out on what you believe according to God's Word concerning your relationship with Jesus Christ).
You can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The steps are as simple as "A-B-C":
Admit that you’re a sinner in need of God
Believe that Jesus died and rose again for your sins (disobedience)
Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
How do you accept the gift of salvation? (Romans 10:9-14)
You can invite Christ into your life by praying this prayer. It is not the prayer that saves you but your belief that Jesus died and rose again for your sins:
“Heavenly Father, I admit that I am a sinner in need of you. Please forgive me of all my sins (disobedience). I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for my sins (disobedience) and rose again with all power in His hands. I accept your Son Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.”
If you have just accepted Jesus Christ into your life, the next step is to be discipled. We would love to hear from you and help you grow in your new relationship with Jesus Christ. Call (972) 224-9940. We will pray with you, for you, and support you in the next steps of your new life in Jesus Christ!