STATEMENT OF FAITH

STATEMENT OF FAITH


THE SCRIPTURES
We accept the whole Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God, and we seek to implement its teaching as much as possible.
(2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

THE TRINITY
We believe there is one God, eternally existent and manifested in the triune Godhead, three persons co-equal in power and purpose – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

(Matt. 28:19, 2 Cor. 13:14)

 

We believe God the Father created all things for His glory according to His own will, through His Son, Jesus Christ. He upholds all things by the Word of His power and grace, exercising sovereign authority over all creation, providence, and redemption.
(Revelation 4:11; Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3)

 

We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, took on human flesh. He was conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him. He physically arose from the dead, was seen by many witnesses and ascended into heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand He serves as the only mediator between God and man.

(John 1:1, 14, 18; 1 Timothy 3:16; John 14:8-9)

We believe that the Holy Spirit, convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment. He draws the unredeemed to repentance and faith, and at salvation seals the believer until the day of redemption.

(John 16:8; 13:15; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 1:11-14; Romans 8:9-17; 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:4-5, 11-13, 19; Galatians 5:25; Hebrews 2:1-4; 2 Corinthians 12:12)

THE SINFUL NATURE OF HUMANITY
We believe that man was created in the image of God.  As a result of Adam’s sin, humanity inherited a sinful nature and is separated from God.

(Gen. 1:26, 2:17, 3:1-6, 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 3:10, 3:23, 5:12,19; 1 John 3:8)

SALVATION
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Salvation cannot be earned through works; it is a free gift from God.

(John 3:16, 5:24; Acts 13:39, 16:31; Rom 10:9-10; 2 Cor. 5:21; Eph. 2:8-9)