About HTC

Our goal is to clearly and accurately present the biblical gospel to our generation. We desire to see God use us to effectively show people their need for salvation, compassionately and intelligently calling them to repent of their sins and place their trust in Jesus.

Our ambition is to be diligent students of God's word, carefully instructing one another to observe all that Christ commanded. We desire to see the Bible be taught boldly and precisely so that Christians can understand and apply God's truth, and we can glorify God by becoming increasingly like Jesus Christ in our thoughts, priorities and behavior.

Our resolve is to do all we can to provide the necessary resources and opportunities for maturing Christians to be adequately prepared and motivated to serve Christ. We want to assist Christians in becoming proficient in sharing and defending the gospel.

Baptist Faith & Message 2000

God the Holy Spirit

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What We Believe

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22 • Psalm 90:2 • Matthew 28:19 • I Peter 1:2 • II Corinthians 13:14

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23 • Isaiah 9:6  John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30  Hebrews 4:14-15  I Corinthians 15:3-4  Romans 1:3-4  Acts 1:9-11  I Timothy 6:14-15  Titus 2:13  

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

II Corinthians 3:17 • John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17 • Acts 1:8 • I Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16 • Ephesians 1:13 • Galatians 5:25 • Ephesians 5:18

About Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Man is scarred by disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.

Genesis 1:27 • Psalm 8:3-6 • Isaiah 53:6a • Romans 3:23 • Isaiah 59:1-2

About the Bible

The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

II Timothy 3:16-17 • II Peter 1:20-21 • II Timothy 1:13 • Psalm 119:105, 160 & 12:6 • Proverbs 30:5

About Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16 • I John 2:25 & 5:11-13 • Romans 6:23 • Revelation 20:15

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23 • Ephesians 2:8-9 • John 14:6 & 1:12 • Titus 3:5 • Galatians 3:26 • Romans 5:1

About Eternal Security

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.

John 10:29 • II Timothy 1:12 • Hebrews 7:25 & 10:10-14 • I Peter 1:3-5