Statement of Faith

About God

We believe in the unity and trinity of the Godhead.

God is the creator and ruler of the universe and is sovereign in all things. Scripture references include Genesis 1:1, 26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, the sole Mediator.

We further believe in His preexistence, His incarnation, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the grave, His personal, visible return from heaven. Scripture references include Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of 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 and ministry, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. Scripture references include 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18; I Corinthians 12:4-13

About the Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, His full written revelation, and our only rule of faith and practice.

Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. Scripture references include 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105-160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

About People

People are created in the image of God, and all have sinned in Adam;

they are now sinners by nature and by choice. Scripture references include Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

About Salvation

Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ apart from human merit, works or ceremonies.

Those who are in Christ are kept by God’s power and persevere within that power. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. Scripture references include Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

About the Church

The Church is the spiritual Body of Christ.

He is the Head and His body is twofold in nature: universal and local. The ordinances of the local church are two in number: baptism-the immersion of the believer in water following salvation; and the Lord’s Supper-a memorial of the atoning death of Christ until He comes. Scripture references include John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9