STATEMENT OF FAITH
1. The Bible
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, fully inspired under the Holy Spirit without error in the original manuscripts, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith, conduct, and life.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
2. The Trinity
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each fully God, equal in every divine perfection, sharing the same nature and attributes in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
(Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19)
God the Father
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 16:23-27; Galatians 4:4-6; Ephesians 1:3, 17-23)
God the Son, Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, fully man and fully God, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. (Matthew 1:18, 23; Luke 24:1-8; John 1:1, 14; Acts 1:11; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21)
God the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who is fully God and comes forth to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to enlighten, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (Matthew 28: 19; John 3:5,16: 13; Acts 1:8,5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 6: 11,19,12:4-13; Ephesians 3: 16,4: 11-16)
We believe God created mankind, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We further believe that all people because of Adam’s fall are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation and in need of salvation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and have faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and will receive salvation. Salvation is obtained by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone according to the Scriptures alone for the glory of God alone. (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7, 3: 19, 5:12-21, 6:23) (John 1: 12,3:3-7,5:24; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Timothy 2:5)
4. The Church
We believe in the holy apostolic universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all who are saved through Jesus Christ are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8,2:41-47; Ephesians 5:21; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:34-25)