Our Statement of Faith

...about God

We believe in one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who is infinitely perfect (Matthew 5:48), eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

We believe in the Biblical account of creation and that Scripture clearly teaches that man was created by a specific, immediate, and formative act of God (Genesis 1-2).

...about Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is truly both God and man (Philippians 2:6-11).

We believe Jesus was begotten of God (John 1:14), conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:34-38).

We believe Jesus lived a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21) and that He died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice (1 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 2:9), and all who believe in Him in total surrender and commitment are justified based on His shed blood (Romans 5:9).

We believe Jesus bodily rose from the dead (Acts 2:23-24), ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God making intercession for believers (Hebrews 8:1).

We believe in the personal, visible (Luke 21:27), imminent (Hebrews 10:31), and bodily return of Jesus Christ when He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace (Matthew 26:24). This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service (Titus 2:11-14).

...about the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person (John 14:15-18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer (John 16:13, Acts 1:8), and convince the world of sin, righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7-11). It is the will of God that each believer should live a spirit-filled life, becoming separated from sin and the world (1 Thessalonians 5:23), and being fully dedicated to His purposes. Each Christian should continue to grow in holiness (Romans 6:1-14).

...about Mankind and Salvation

We believe mankind was created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27).

Mankind has fallen through disobedience and thereby has incurred both physical and spiritual death (Romans 6:23).

We believe that though the fall has given mankind a sinful nature and has interrupted fellowship with a Holy God (Romans 3:23), human beings are still of great value to God (John 3:16).

We believe that salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9) whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. All who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit and become children of God and heirs of eternal life (Titus 3:4-7).

As children of God, followers of Christ live to model the character of Christ through His Holy Spirit for the glory of God (Luke 6:40; 1 Timothy 4:12-16; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 3:16).

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting conscious punishment of the unsaved in hell (John 5:28-29), and the everlasting blessedness of the saved in heaven (1 Corinthians 15:20-23).

...about the Enemy

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin. He is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Ephesians 6:11-12). Satan is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men (1 Peter 5:8-9). He, his demons, and all who do not receive Christ as their Savior will be eternally condemned to everlasting punishment in hell (Revelation 20:10).

...about the Church

We believe the Church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22-23), which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations (Matthew 28:19-20).

...about the Bible

We believe that the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of God’s will and plan for salvation. All teaching must be evaluated in light of the Word of God. It constitutes the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17).

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