“Grounds” – Our Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be God’s inspired Word, without error, our single highest authority for living.
Romans 12:7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12; Acts 2:42; 20:325

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons . . . Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit . . . born of the Virgin Mary . . .sinless His entire life . . . bearer of all our sins.
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23, 3:17, 8:29, 14:33; 16:16; Luke 22:70; John 1:1, 14, 10:30; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:15; 2:9

We believe He died, rose again, and is seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator and advocate.
Isaiah 53; Matthew 28:5-6; Luke 24:46-47; John11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16

We believe that all men everywhere are eternally lost outside a personal relationship with God and can be made forever alive by His grace through faith that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and trusts in His death, burial and resurrection as the only means to salvation.
Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20

We believe in the soon return of Jesus Christ and the urgency of sharing His good news with all mankind.
John 14:1–3; 1 Corinthians 15:51–52;Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Titus 2:11–14

We believe we are called to be disciples of Christ and authenticate His presence in our lives by sacrificial love for fellow Christ-followers and for the lost and the least.
Romans 6:11–13; 8:2, 4, 12–13; Galatians 5:16–23; Ephesians 4:22–24; Colossians 2:1–10; 1 Peter 1:14–16; 1 John 1:4–7; 3:5–9

We believe we are called to honor His complete authority over our lives and walk by faith and dependence on the indwelling Holy Spirit to replicate the life of Christ in us.
John 3:6; 16:7–11; Romans. 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; 2 Thessalonians. 2:7; 1 John 2:20–27; Galatians 2:20

 

We believe we are called to increasingly encourage one another as the Day of the Lord’s return draws close.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Ephesians 4:29; Proverbs 10:11; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Thessalonians 3:2; Philippians 4:8; Philemon 1:6-7