Created to exist forever, each person’s death consummates his or her earthly existence and establishes their eternal destiny. At the onset of Christ’s return, the dead in Christ will be raised together with those in Christ who are alive to face the judgment of seat of Christ. All people will ultimately face God’s judgment and people will either consciously exist in Hell;eternally separated from God by sin, or, in the new heaven and new earth;eternally in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. God’s desire is that none should perish or be separated from Him but that all should be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
John 3:16; Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; Hebrews 9:27; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15; Revelation 21:1-8
This list of core beliefs is an intentionally brief list, upheld with an understanding of freedom in which less essential matters are left to the conscience of our church leadership and our members. The less-essentials are important because we embrace the whole Word of God; but we also recognize there may be different interpretations and applications. We respect varying points of view, provided the essentials are not compromised.
John 13:34-35 NIV “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (35) By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
In Essentials, Unity – In Non-Essentials, Liberty – In All Things, Charity