what is the gospel?
The word gospel means good news, which is the good news of God’s grace invading the darkness of this world. The Bible is centered on Jesus and His flawless life, substitutionary death, and his glorious resurrection from the grave.
Jesus blamelessly took our place on the cross, laying down His life for our sins. Due to our sin and rebellion against Him, we all stand guilty before God and deserve His justice and wrath; however, the cross of Jesus stands as our only defense, which satisfies the demands and appeases the wrath of a Holy God. The ultimate tapestry of love is painted by Jesus as His amazing grace is revealed through the cross. There is no other name by which you can be saved nor is there any work of your own that could ever satisfy God the Father. Only through the perfect work of Jesus on the cross and His glorious resurrection from the grave can we find forgiveness, peace, and redemption.
This gospel is central, therefore we desire to keep the gospel central in all we do as the people of God.
// The Scriptures consisting of the Old and New Testament are true, authoritative and sufficient.
// There is only one true and living God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
// All things exist for the glory of God.
// All humanity—Christ excluded—is sinful by both birth and action.
// The deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death.
// Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human.
// Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin.
// Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will one day physically return.
The Holy Spirit
// The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and bears weight to the Truth.
// The Holy Spirit seals, guides, teaches, and sanctifies the believer.
// The Holy Spirit testifies concerning Jesus and never leads any person contrary to the teaching of the Scriptures.
// There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead.
// Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward.
// Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment.
// Only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy.