I believe in one God [Deut. 6:4] who is the all powerful, all knowing and all present Creator, eternally existing in three persons; God the Father [Matt. 6:9; 2Cor. 1:3], His Son Jesus Christ [John 8:58; John 1:1,18] and the Holy Spirit [Acts 5:3-4; 1Cor. 2:10-11].
I believe the Bible is the fully inspired Word of God [2Tim. 3:16; 1Pet. 1:21], without error in the original writings and that it has ultimate authority over our lives.
I believe in the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ [Phil. 2:6-7] and that He is God’s Son [John 5:16-27]. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, performed miracles and led a sinless life [Heb. 4:15]. He made atonement for the sins of the world by dying on the cross [1John 2:2]. He conquered death three days later, appeared before many witnesses and later ascended to Heaven [John 20; 1Cor. 15:4-6; Acts 1]. Jesus Christ will someday return to the earth, judge the world and establish his kingdom forever [Is. 9:7; Luke 1:33; Rev. 5:9].
I believe every person is created in the image of God [Gen. 1:26-27]. I believe that all have sinned and are, as a consequence, eternally separated from and condemned by God [Rom. 3:23; Eph. 2:1-3]. Out of love and mercy, God gave up His own Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice, to redeem mankind from the bondage and penalty of sin [1Pet. 3:18]. I believe salvation is exclusively obtained from believing and trusting in the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins [Acts 4:12]. Salvation is a free gift of God’s grace, and cannot be earned by works or merit [Eph. 2:8]. Those who receive the gift of salvation will dwell eternally with God.
I believe all those that have put their trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior make up the Church, the unified body of Christ [
Pastor Adam Barton, Akron, Ohio