-- Statement of Faith --
We Believe the Bible, the Old and New Testaments to be equally and in all parts the inspired, infallible Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts and ultimately authoritative for the Christian faith and life revealing God’s will for the salvation of all people pointing to the coming of His Son Jesus Christ (Luke 24:27, 44; Acts 17:2-3; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21).
We Believe that God eternally exists in three Persons---Father, Son and Holy Spirit---and that these three are one God having exactly the same nature and attributes and are worthy of the same worship and obedience (Matthew 28:18-19; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3).
We Believe the Father is Almighty God---Infinite Creator of all things who sovereignly reigns over and sustains all creation (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 19:1; Psalm 8; Revelation 4:11).
We Believe Jesus Christ is God and has existed for all eternity. He became flesh and dwelt among us as both fully God and fully man, was born of a virgin the only Son of the Father. He lived a sinless life, was obedient to the Father, allowing Himself to be crucified as the only substitution for our sins, died and rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven and will visibly, bodily return again in judgment and in blessing to reign forever (Matthew 1:18, 23: John 1:1-2, 14 and 3:16; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-3; 7:26-28; 1 Peter 2: 24-25; Revelation 19: 11-16).
We Believe the Holy Spirit is God---who proceeds from the Father to glorify the Son, to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He renews repentant sinners, lives within them, seals them as God's guarantee and empowers them for all godly living (John 14:16-17, 26 and 16:8-11, 13-15; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 4:30; Titus 3:5-6).
We Believe that man is created in the image and likeness of God, but because of our sin we are separated from God, which is spiritual death. Sinful people may be reconciled to God only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, who conquered death in resurrection and offers eternal life to all who believe and receive. This salvation is not through works, but by grace alone through faith in Christ (Genesis 1:26-27 and 3:22-23; John 1:12; Romans 3:22-24 and 5:1, 8-11; Ephesians 2: 8-9).
We Believe that all the redeemed, once truly converted by the grace of God, through the Word of God, by faith alone, are kept by God’s power, secure in Christ forever. They can never fall from grace, for they are sealed for eternal life, not by their own merits, but by the blood of Christ Jesus (John 5:24; 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:29-30; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 Peter 1:3-5).
We Believe in the resurrection of the dead---for the believer, resurrection to everlasting life with God; for the unbeliever, resurrection to judgment and everlasting punishment separated from God (John 5:28-29; 2Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Thessaonians 1:8-9; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Peter 2:4-9 and 3:10; 1 John 4:17; Revelation 20:5-6, 11-15).