Statement of Faith

We Believe…

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:

  • We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, without error in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

THE GODHEAD:

  • We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deut. 6:4; 2 Cor. 13:14)

THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST:

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. (Jn. 1:1-2, 14; Lk. 1:35; Heb. 5:9)
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Rom. 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7, 1 Peter 1: 3-5; 2 Cor. 5:21)
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10, Heb. 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2)

THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (Jn. 16:8-11, 2 Cor. 3:6; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 1:13-14)
  • We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into truth and, that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled and controlled by the Spirit. (Jn. 16:13; Eph. 5:18)

THE TOTAL DEPRAVITY OF MAN:

  • We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; Eph. 2:1-3; Rom. 5:12)

SALVATION:

  • We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Eph. 2:8-9; Jn. 1:12; 1 Peter 1:18-19)

THE ETERNAL SECURITY AND ASSURANCE OF BELIEVERS:

  • We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (Jn. 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1, 38-39; 1 Cor. 1:4-8)
  • We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word; ‘which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh and clearly warns believers to avoid unbelief and licentiousness. (Rom. 13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15; Heb. 3:12-13, 6:9)

MISSIONS:

  • We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by work to the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind. (Mk. 16:15; Acts 1:8, 2 Cor. 5:19-20)

THE CHURCH:

  • We believe that the Church, which is the body of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons. (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1 Cor. 12:12-14)
  • We believe that the establishment and continuation of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 20:17; 1 Tim. 3:1-13)

CREATION:

  • We believe that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Ex 20:11)