What We Believe

 

 

 

God

We believe in one God who is the Creator of all things from nothing by speaking them into being, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, John 10:30, 37, 38)

Jesus Christ

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, by whom all things were made. We believe that Jesus became fully man by the miracle of the virgin birth without ceasing to be fully God, in order to reveal God to man and to redeem man for God. We believe that Jesus the Lamb of God died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice and rose bodily from the dead as conqueror over death.

We believe that Jesus is now exalted at the right hand of God, that He is the Head of the Church and the Lord of the individual believer, that He is ministering as our Great High Priest, and that we are awaiting His bodily return. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35, Hebrews 4:15, 7:25, 9:12, John 2:11, 11:25, Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11-16)

Holy Spirit

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He convicts the world of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, and baptizes believers into the Body of Christ.

We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believing Christian who is enabled to live a Godly life according their holy calling. (Ephesians 5: 18, 4:1, 30, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, 20)

The Scriptures

We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and is inerrant and infallible in its original writings. We believe it is the only and final authority for faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)

Sin

We believe that man was created to be the image of God, but that he sinned, incurring not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God inherited by every member of the human race. (Romans 5:12-21)

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the free gift of God (neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of man) to be received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Him all true believers have the gift of eternal life, are clothed in perfect righteousness, and have been adopted into the family of God. As such, God’s children have been delivered from all condemnation, have received every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness and can rest in the divine guarantee that they shall never perish. (John 3:16-19, 5: 24, Romans 3:19, Ephesians 2: 8-19, Titus 3: 5, 6)

The Church

We believe that the true Church is composed of all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and, thereby, constitutes a spiritual unity of believers, the Body of Christ. (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12: 12-13, Galatians 3: 26-28)

Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: those who are saved unto eternal life and those who are lost unto eternal damnation. (John 5: 28, 29)