Live For the King! Matt & Heidi Keller; Indy, Trace & Perrin
There is only one true, infinitely perfect God who exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ, being fully God and fully man was born of the virgin Mary. He lived a perfect life and as Paul said, "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). He was crucified on the cross for the unrighteous, that "He might bring us to God" (1 Peter 3:18). After three days He rose again defeating death once and for all so that "whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:15). He now sits at the right hand of God as our High Priest.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person sent as our (those not of the world, but followers of Christ) Helper (John 14:15-31). We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in our lives today.
We believe that the Bible, as it was originally given, is the inspired, inerrant, living word of God.
Salvation is in Christ alone, "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
We believe that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) and that our sin leads to death (Romans 6:23). We are all in need of THE Savior, Jesus and if we "confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart that God raised him from the dead" (Romans 10:9) we will be saved!
But although we're saved by faith, James says to show your faith by your works (James 2:18). Jesus also says that if we are follow Him, we must "give up everything" (Luke 14:33). We believe that true faith is shown by the fruit it bears, "that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples" (John 15:8).
We believe there will be a resurrection of both the just and unjust. The just will receive eternal life with Christ Jesus. The unjust will receive judgement and eternity separated from God in hell (John 5:28-29).
We are well aware that the phrase, "I am a Christian" could mean just about anything these days. Having a statement of faith means very little if our actions do not represent the words on this page. As James says, we need to be "doers of the word". So although doctrine is important to us, it is just as important that we live out what we believe daily.
Here is what we believe (in words). We always encourage a visit to see what we believe in action (that hopefully always lines up with these words).