We are a Holiness Church who believes in the One and only God, who is testified about through the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments.
God humbled himself by becoming a man and his name was Jesus. Although he was fully man, he remained fully God during his entire time on earth. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and preached the coming Kingdom of Heaven and the forgiveness of sins.
In the Book of Romans (Chapter 8) we learn that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” We believe that sin came into the world through the disobedience of our first parents, and that sin leads to death. We believe that sin is of two kinds: original sin or depravity, and actual or personal sin. And if all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, then all people need a savior who will rescue them from a life of sin and death. We believe that Jesus Christ is that Savior.
We believe that Jesus was undeservedly crucified and hung on a cross, and that in his death, he took our sins and death upon himself. We believe that Jesus spent three days in a tomb, but on the third day, Jesus rose from the grave. By this resurrection, Jesus has defeated hell and the grave and has opened the door to our salvation.
We believe that we may now put our sinful lives to death and live a resurrected life, freed from the penalty of death and justified by grace and through the blood of Jesus. All that God requires of us to receive this grace is that we honestly and earnestly repent of our sins, believe in Jesus as God and Savior, and choose to serve him as the Lord of our lives.
We believe that Jesus has gone into heaven, but will return again one day to judge both the living and the dead, according to the Scriptures. We believe that those who accept Christ will spend eternity in union with God. We also believe that by his grace he has left us his Holy Spirit who helps us not only to avoid sin, but to live lives that are both holy and pleasing to God even now. By the blood of Jesus we are set free. By the power of the Spirit living within us, we learn to grow in that freedom. This is called sanctification and it is foundational to the redemption we believe God desires for all of humanity.
We believe in One Lord, One Communion, One Baptism, and One Church Universal who has been charged to share the good news about Jesus to the world through both word and action.