We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit; born of the virgin Mary andwas crucified for our sin and brokenness; He died and was buried; and overcame death, sin, and all brokenness by His resurrection from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty interceding for us; and He shall come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; Who proceeds from the Father and the Son; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets; Who raised Christ Jesus from the dead; Who has come to be our Counselor, and to give us supernatural power to overcome all tribulation in this broken world. We believe that the Kingdom of God is at hand and within us; We acknowledge the body of Christ as all who share these beliefs. We believe in the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and life everlasting.
God created the universe as good, and each one of us to have loving relationship with Him and one another. However, humankind was tempted to distrust His Goodness and separate from Him, causing destruction in our relationships and in His creation. God came to us in Jesus Christ and is actively present today in His Holy Spirit to restore relationship with Himself and each other. This fullness of life is the "Gospel," or Good News, which we want to share with the world.
"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; his love endures forever (Psalm 118).
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