We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. God is full of love and is completely Holy. | 1 John 5:6-8; John 1:14, 14:28, 16:28, John 15:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in love, holiness, justice, and grace. We believe that He mindfully and mercifully concerns himself with our lives and the lives of mankind. He hears and answers our prayers and offers salvation for sin and death through Jesus Christ.
Luke 10:21-22; Matthew 23:29; John 3:16, 6:27; Romans 1:17; 1 Timothy 1:12-2, 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6
JESUS, THE SON
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only One who can restore us to God. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. | Romans 10:9-10,13; John 3:16, Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Peter 2:18-24; John 3:16; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9, John 1:29
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, co-equal with Jesus and the Father in the Godhead. We believe the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son, convicts the world of sin and promotes righteousness and judgment. The Holy Spirit is our helper, comforter, and guide to all who believe in Jesus. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers, and through the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, believers are empowered for Christian service and gifted for this service. We believe that the gifts of the Spirit are active and necessary for today. | John 14:16-17, 26, 15:26-27; John16:9-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, 12; Galatians 5:22-26; Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:1; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39; Acts 1:14-17, 10:30, 44-47; Acts 11:15-17, 19:1-6; 1 Corinthians 14