What We Believe
We are a part of the Brethren in Christ (BIC) denomination who desire that all would experience the transforming love, grace, and freedom found in Jesus. In community with the BIC, we share the following theological beliefs.
Revelation & Scripture
We believe that it is the nature of God to make Himself known.
God reveals Himself to humanity in various ways, most clearly in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. We accept these divinely inspired writings as the authoritative Word of God.
God & Creation
The Bible opens with the words, “In the beginning God created.”
This dramatic statement declares God to be the eternal source and foundation of all that is. The Bible proceeds to reveal the person, nature, and character of the triune God who forever is — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Humanity & Sin
God created man and woman in His image. Humans are distinct from all other forms of creation, having spiritual as well as physical characteristics.
Physically, each person has a body made from the elements of earth — a body that grows, matures, and eventually returns to the earth in death. People also reflect certain moral discernment, spiritual awareness, and freedom of choice. As spiritual beings, humans are created to be in fellowship with God. We cannot find peace apart from a right relationship with God.
Jesus Christ & Salvation
God’s plan of salvation for sinful humanity is central to God’s eternal purpose and is fully revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ, chosen by God before creation to be the Savior. We affirm that Jesus Christ is truly divine and truly human.
The Holy Spirit & The Church
The Holy Spirit is a divine person who eternally co-exists with the Father and the Son.
The Spirit was present and active in creation, is seen throughout the Old Testament, and is revealed more explicitly in the New Testament. Life in the Spirit was reflected most clearly in the earthly life of Jesus. At Pentecost the Holy Spirit came from God to continue the work of the ascended Christ, as Jesus has promised His followers.
Eternal Hope & Judgement
The final destiny of all things lies in God’s hands. In God’s time, creation will be renewed in Christ. The kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdom of our Lord, and He shall reign forever.
God will judge righteously at the close of the age. Those who have trusted Him and obediently followed Jesus as Lord will not be condemned. God will reward them according to their faithfulness. The unsaved, however, will be punished with everlasting destruction in hell, eternally shut out from the presence of God because they have rejected His offer of salvation.
The people of God anticipate God’s promise of a new heaven and a new earth under the rule of Christ. Evil will be destroyed and ultimately Christ will deliver all things to the Father.
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