What We Believe, and How You Can Live Forever!

What We Believe

  • There is one God, eternal and unchanging, who exists as a Trinity--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • God created us in his image, loves us, and cares for us.

  • The Bible is the Word of God. It is true and without error as originally written. It tells the true story of God's amazing, active, sacrificial love for everyone.

  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came and lived as a man, died on the cross to pay for our sins, rose from the dead, is alive now and forever, and he will return again in glory. (Based on world events lately, don't be surprised if he comes back very soon!)

  • Jesus' death on the cross paid completely for our sins. There is nothing we can do to add to it. There's no way to earn restoration with God.

  • Personal faith in Jesus and his completed work on the cross is the one way God provided for us to obtain forgiveness for sins, eternal life, and true, lasting peace and joy.

  • Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. We (Dan and Gaye) each came to a point in our lives when we realized we were sinners in need of salvation. We realized the things of this world didn't satisfy our need for love, intimacy, and peace of mind. We realized we couldn't achieve righteousness by our own effort. So, we accepted God's free gift of forgiveness and salvation by believing in Jesus and surrendering our will to his.

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How To Live Forever

We recommend you read the scripture quotations yourself, in context, in whatever translation you like.

God loves you and has a purpose for your life. He created you to have a relationship with him. No matter what you've done, he loves you and wants the best for you.

" 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' " (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

We have all sinned against God, however, by seeking our own will instead of his...

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23, NIV)

...and the penalty for sin is death.

"The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23a, NIV)

The good news is that Jesus Christ paid our death penalty for us.

"While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8, NIV)

He now offers us eternal life (salvation from our death penalty) and a restored relationship with God as a free gift.

"...the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23b, NIV)

All we have to do is receive the gift by confessing our sins, and by believing that Jesus died for our sins and rose again.

"This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe." (Romans 3:22, NIV)

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9, NIV)

"To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." (John 1:12, NIV)

"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9, NIV)

We can't earn God's love. We can't work our way to forgiveness. We can never be good enough to be righteous. We don't have to get our act together first. It's a gift--get it? It's not because of anything we do; it's because God loves us and did the work for us.

"It is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9, NIV)

It's easy, doesn't take any special words, requires no batteries, isn't a secret, doesn't hurt, fade, or wear out, won't break, and no one can take it from you. If you're ready, you can pray something like this: "God, I confess I've sinned, and I realize I deserve death. Thank you for taking my punishment for me so I can live forever with you. I accept your gift of forgiveness and eternal life made possible by Jesus' death and resurrection. I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and I accept him as my Savior and Lord."

If you've taken this step, please let us know!

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