WHAT WE BELIEVE
If you are not a Christian, the following statements may seem strange or raise questions in your mind. Please feel free to email or call with any questions concerning our Statement of Beliefs.
We believe that the Scriptures are the fully inspired Word of God, or inherent and without error as written in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which the church operates, and the basis by which the church is governed. (Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21)
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. We believe that the Trinity created all, upholds all, and governs all things. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8 and 48:16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:3)
We believe in the person of God the Father; an infinite, eternal, personal Spirit; perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and spiritual death all those who come to Him through faith in Jesus. (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; John 3:16 and 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3)
We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit as both fully man and fully God. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, teachings, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to Earth. Accepting Jesus as your Savior is the only way to have a relationship with God the Father. It is Jesus’ work on the cross that opens the door to new life. (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58, 14:6 and 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8)
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who is equal to the Father and Son. He is here to indwell Believers and functions as their abiding helper, teacher, and guide. He does regenerate, sanctify, and empower for ministry all who believe the Biblical Gospel. (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14)
We believe that the evidence of the Spirit-filled life is the fruit of the Spirit and love. (Galatians 5:23-23; 1 Corinthians 13)
We believe in the present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit in the church regarding the exercise of all spiritual gifts, according to the instructions outlined by Scripture: in order, for the edification of the body, in love, and for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 12-14)
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice. All people have broken the law and heart of God at the level of desire, imagination, thought, and behavior, and as a result are under God’s righteous judgment.
The good news is that God forgives, regenerates, and saves all who come to Him through faith in the Biblical Gospel. This is possible because, though all humans are guilty, Jesus died on the cross in our place for our sins absorbing God’s wrath on our behalf. In so doing God is able to forgive the spiritual crimes of people without violating the demands of justice. God now offers an invitation to every sinner to believe in the Gospel for reconciliation with God. We believe Jesus will ultimately renew the entire cosmos in the new Heaven and Earth and that all who believe the Gospel will rule and reign with Him in His kingdom. (Romans 3:23, Acts 3:19, Acts 20:21, Ephesians 2:1-3, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 John 2:2, John 3:16, Matthew 11:28, Revelation 22:17)
We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell. All those who place their faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord upon their death. While those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation proclaimed in the Gospel will spend eternity separated from God and His people upon their death. (Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15)
We believe in the Rapture of the Church through which all believers will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and be taken out of the world prior to the Tribulation that will then come upon the earth. (Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16 and 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 3:10, Revelation 5:7-10 & 7:13-14)
We believe the Second Coming of Jesus Christ; will be a personal, visible return to earth, with all of those who accepted the Gospel at His side. (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15)
We are here if you have any questions or need clarification through the Bible about the above topics.
We seek to teach the Word of God (both expository and topically) in a way that applies to the individual’s life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ, and equipping them for ministry.
We are located in Tacoma, Washington’s Central District. Join us at 6613 S Cheyenne St Tacoma, WA 98409. We meet Sundays at 4:30PM, we look forward to seeing you here.