GOD AND MAN
I believe in one God that exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created the universe to glorify Him. Man (uniquely male and female) was created in the image of God, yet man glorifies himself and worships worldly things instead of the Creator. Because of man’s sinful rebellion, we are deserving of God’s judgment, wrath, and punishment.
Because of His love for His children and for His ultimate glory, Jesus Christ is the plan of redemption. Jesus fully and perfectly accomplishes redemption through His death on the cross and resurrection. Jesus, both fully God and fully man, lived a sinless and perfect life on earth, before suffering, dying, burial, and rising to prove His power and victory of sin and death. Through this, Jesus fully atoned for the children of God, and by grace, through faith, we repent and have changed hearts.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
God, the Holy Spirit, softens hearts and opens eyes as He draws people to salvation. The Holy Spirit then dwells in the hearts of God’s children as continuous sanctification happens, ultimately sealing them for eternity. The Holy Spirit was given to God’s people to make possible obedience, service, and witness.
I believe that the Bible is the Word of God. That through His power, it was written by the hands of men that were inspired by God. It is without error and carries the fullness of His authority. I fully submit to its power and authority as God reveals himself through it.
Through His sovereignty, God brings His children together to create the Church, which is called to live in unity in the power of the Holy Spirit and under the authority of Scripture.