WHAT WE BELIEVE
We all naturally desire to love and be loved for we were made in the image of God, who is love! (Genesis 1:27, 1 John 4:16). 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that all Scripture was given by inspiration of God. Luke 6:45 says that “out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks”. So if we know that God wrote the Scriptures, then we can know that it is a revelation of what is in His heart.
So firstly, we see that God has given us His word as a revelation of His LOVE for us. Why? That we might become His friends through knowing Him — through knowing His love — through knowing the truth (John 15:15)!
We also believe that The Bible is to be our guide for all things as we live this life and as we prepare for the life to come! God has shown us that His Word has been granted us by His inspiration, “and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”. Why? “That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” -2 Timothy 3:16,17
According to the Bible, the correct understanding the doctrines/teachings of the Bible is very important, that we may understand God’s character of love, know Him intimately as our personal Friend, and to be perfected in Jesus!
God doesn’t desire us to guess at anything. All that we need to know that we may grow in His love and be perfected as we are redeemed and restored in Jesus, He has given to us. Like the Bereans (Acts 17:10,11) may we receive the Scriptures with readiness of mind, and search them to see whether any ideas that are presented to us are so.
God has told us that we should always be ready to give an answer for what we believe – we should know what we believe and why we do, that we may lead others to salvation in Christ. With the Holy Spirit guiding us, may we study to show ourselves approved, rightly dividing the word of truth, that we may not stand ashamed before our Heavenly Father (2 Timothy 2:15)!
Click Each Belief Below for an Informative Video and Biblical References!