God is one, the Creator of all things, and is trinitarian in nature as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the eternal son of God, born of a virgin, and without sin. Living a sinless life he made an atoning sacrifice for all sin at all times when he allowed himself to be crucified. His resurrection three days later is proof of God’s approval of that sacrifice on our behalf. He has ascended into heaven and will one day physically return to Earth.
The reason Jesus had to die is because the penalty for our sin is both a physical and spiritual death and results in fractured relationships with God, people, creation, and ourselves and without Jesus we are powerless to overcome sin and reconcile all of those relationships.
People, with the lone exception of Jesus, are made for relationships, but are sinful by birth and action making repentance from sin and faith in Jesus and his crucifixion and resurrection necessary for rescue from sin’s penalty and to a relationally abundant life now.
One of the relationships people were made for is marriage. Marriage is defined originally in Genesis and then throughout the Bible as between one man and one woman for as long as the two live. Marriage is a mysterious representation of God’s relationship with himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as well as God’s relationship with people, and Christ’s relationship with the Church.
Believing this to be true we also believe God intended for sex to be a sanctifying act between husband and wife alone. Any other context is sin.
People will one day be resurrected from the dead. Only those whose faith in Jesus reconciled them with God will be raised to an eternal reward. Everyone else will be raised to eternal separation and punishment.
We get all of this from the Bible. We believe it to be true, authoritative and sufficient.
Life is complicated. Life in Christ shouldn’t be. So, we have tried to distill what life with Christ looks like into six simple phrases.
We call it the ONE VISION.
pray for one…tell one…invite one
one hour a day with God…one hour a week with another…one hour a month for another.