We believe the Bible is God's Word. It is God's revelation of himself and of truth to mankind. We believe the Bible is true and trustworthy, and we base our beliefs on the teachings of scripture. We believe there is only one real and living God. We believe he is the creator and ruler of the universe. We believe our existence is the result of his actions and every person is responsible to him. We believe God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the trinity, one God in three persons. We believe that everyone has violated God's laws and must be forgiven for their sins. We believe salvation is a gift of God that he gives to every individual who turns away from their sins and believes in the person and works of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus came to earth, was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, paid the penalty of every person's sins by suffering and death, and was resurrected from the dead. We believe God offers forgiveness and salvation to every person. Each person must respond to God's offer by turning away from their sins and trusting Jesus Christ to forgive them of their sins. We believe that every Christian will live with God forever in heaven and everyone who rejects Jesus Christ will live apart from God forever in hell. We believe that someday Christ will return to earth and gather all his people together. Those who have died will be resurrected and will join those living at the time of his return.