Vision and Beliefs

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Our Vision is to glorify God by…

Knowing Him

  • Reading and studying the Bible, Prayer, and Worship

Becoming Like Him

  • Mentoring Relationships with Each Other, Equipping and Training

Making Him Known to Others

  • In Durham, In the Surrounding Community, In Missions around the World

Our Core Beliefs…

  • God is one and He is all powerful, infinite in glory, wisdom, justice, and love. He does what He wants, when He wants, where He wants, how He wants. Even though He is one, He manifests Himself in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Eph. 1:2-15
  • The Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, is God’s word of life to us today. The Bible is absolutely true and is our infallible rule for faith and practice. 2 Tim. 3:16-17
  • God created the world out of nothing for His own pleasure and purpose. He created man in His own image, in a state of original righteousness, from which he fell by a voluntary revolt. Consequently, today, all are guilty, inherently, totally corrupt, and subject to divine wrath. The bottom line: Everyone needs salvation. Gen. 1:1-17; Rom. 5:8-18
  • Jesus Christ, absolutely divine, is co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. When He took on flesh and dwelled on earth, He united to His divine nature a true human nature, and so He is both God and man forever. Salvation is in Jesus Christ only. God forgives every sin and gives new life to everyone who calls on the name of Jesus Christ. John 1:1-14; John 3:16; Rom. 10:8-13
  • Jesus Christ is the only way to God and to eternal life. While many people believe that all religions lead to God, the Bible says that every path, other than Jesus Christ, leads to destruction. Matt. 7:13-14; Acts 4:12
  • The Holy Spirit, absolutely divine, is co-eternal with the Father and the Son. He convicts unbelievers of sin, unrighteousness, and judgment and imparts God’s salvation to all who are in Jesus Christ. He also comforts the children of God and empowers the church of Jesus Christ. Gen. 1:2; John 14:16-17; John 16:7-14
  • Salvation is a marvelous, absolutely free gift of God, received by faith, not to be earned, and is totally undeserved by the person receiving it. Salvation consists of the remission of sins, being declared righteous by God, being given the new nature of Jesus Christ, being given eternal life, and receiving the continual blessings and grace of God. Eph. 2:1-10; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 John 5:11-13
  • Repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ is to be confirmed in public by the convert by full-immersion water baptism. God honors His word by giving believers power to live Godly lives, filled with joy and peace never experienced before. Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:3-14
  • The Lord Jesus Christ baptizes Christians in the Holy Spirit with spiritual gifts following. All nine gifts of the Spirit, as listed in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, are expressed in the church today, in order prescribed by scripture. Acts 8:14-17
  • Jesus Christ will return again, bodily, visibly, and personally to finish the establishment of His kingdom. He will make a final separation of the redeemed and the lost, assigning unbelievers to eternal punishment in Hell and believers to eternal glory in Heaven. Acts 1:9-11; Matt. 24:3, 36, 44; Matt. 25:31-46; 1 Thes. 4:16-17