ABOUT GOD – We believe in the Trinity.
God is the Creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three distinct, but equal beings: God (the Father), Jesus (the Son), and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; Genesis 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Corinthians 13:14)
ABOUT HUMANITY – We believe humans are born separated from God.
God created humanity in His image — to be like Him in character. Although we have a tremendous potential for good, we are marred by a disobedient attitude toward God called sin. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59: 1,2)
ABOUT ETERNITY – We believe in Heaven and Hell.
Humanity was created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin (Hell) or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation (Heaven). Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence; eternal separation from God is Hell — eternal union with God is Heaven (Eternal Life). (John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11,12; Matthew 25:31-46)
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST – We believe in the Deity of Christ.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived a sinless human life and died on the cross for the sins of man. Three days later, He arose from the dead to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth as the Savior of all humankind. (Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
ABOUT SALVATION – We believe in salvation by grace through faith.
Salvation is a gift from God to humanity. Humanity can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Only by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior can God’s offer of forgiveness save one from sin’s penalty of death. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT – We believe in the active work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God. He lives in every Christian from the moment a person accepts Jesus as his personal Savior. He is also present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. Daily, the Christian seeks to live under His control. (II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25)
ABOUT THE BIBLE – We believe the Bible is the Word of God.
The Bible is God’s word (message) to humanity. Written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is the supreme source of Truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it was inspired by God, it is truth in its entirety. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119: 105 & 160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
Want to Know More?
Whether you have been a Christian for just a week or for 10 years or more, Basic Christian Beliefs is sure to be an inspiring and helpful course for you to take. This 8-week study will explore the essentials of Christianity and give you a wonderful opportunity to deepen your faith in a variety of ways.
We want you to be a part of all the exciting things happening in our community. We encourage you to attend a Next Steps class to find out more about BCA and take the next step in making a difference in your life and the lives of others.
Making a public declaration of faith is an integral step in the life of every person who has entered into a saving relationship with Jesus. We would love to meet with you in a small group setting and answer any questions you may have about baptism.