We believe the Bible is the only infallible, authoritative word of God, the supreme rule for truth and life. We believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the one and only eternal God, who is Creator and Sustainer of all things. We believe in the incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, death on the cross, substitutionary atonement for sin, bodily resurrection and future return of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the present power and work of God, the Holy Spirit, in the conviction of sin, regeneration, sanctification and the giving of spiritual gifts to believers for the building up of the body of Christ. We believe in salvation by the free gift of grace apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in Jesus Christ the Lord, and that true salvation will result in the manifestation of the Lordship of Jesus Christ – a godly life. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved, unto eternal joy in the presence of God, and the lost, unto eternal torment, shut out from the presence of God.
Why the Name Many but ONE?
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 (NIV)
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.