New Direction

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Connecting people with Jesus so He can move them in a new direction.

WHAT WE BELIEVE



THE BIBLE:  The Bible is God's word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and our guide for daily living.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5)



GOD:  God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26-27; 3:22; Matthew 28:19)



HUMANITY: Humanity is the crowning glory of God's creation. Every person is made in the spiritual image of God, created to be like Him in character.  We were designed to have a relationship with God, but that relationship was broken because of sin - the attitude of disobedience toward God.  

(Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23)



ETERNITY:   Humanity was created to spiritually live forever. People will either live eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through Christ’s forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and Hell truly exist.  Hell is a place of unending separation from God.  Heaven is a place where God’s children will live in everlasting relationship with Him. People ultimately use their free will to choose their final destination.  (John 3:16; John 2:25; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)



JESUS CHRIST:  Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal to the Father. He came to Earth as a baby, fulfilling the Old Testament prophesies about the Messiah. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people, by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into Heaven and will one day return again to Earth to reign as Master and Lord over all.  (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6;            Acts 1:9-11)



SALVATION:   Salvation is God’s gift to all people. No one can ever wipe away his/her sin by self-improvement or good works. Salvation comes only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's gift of forgiveness from sin. Eternal life begins the moment a person receives Jesus Christ into his/her life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6;    Titus 3:5)



ETERNAL SECURITY:   The Christian believer can be secure in his/her salvation for eternity, because he/she did nothing to earn that salvation.  It is a gift from God and is maintained by the grace and power of God alone.          (John 10:29; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Peter 1:3-5)