Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, without error in the original languages. The Bible is, therefore, profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21).
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Isaiah 45:22; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:14); in His virgin birth (Luke 1:27,35); in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15); in His miracles (John 10:25; John 20:30); in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Romans 3:24,26); in His bodily resurrection (Luke 24:6,7; I Corinthians 15:4,5); in His ascension (Acts 1:9) to the right hand of the Father (Psalm 110:1); and in His personal return in power and glory (Matthew 26:64; I Thessalonians 4:16,17; Acts 1:11).
We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for the salvation of lost people (Romans 7:4-6; ii Corinthians 1:21,22), and that this salvation is wholly of grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8,9).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:5-11). The Holy Spirit gives gifts (I Corinthians 12:4-7; Ephesians 4:11) so that the body of Christ (the church) is enabled to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: The saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation (I Corinthians 15; John 5:28,29; Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers, through and in our Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 4:3-6) and in the church, which is His body (Ephesians 1:22,23; Matthew 16:17,18).
We believe in the sacraments of Baptism (Matthew 28:19) and the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 12:23-26).
We believe in the sanctity of marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25, Matthew 19:4-6) and in the sanctity of life (Genesis1:27; Exodus 20:13; Psalm 139:13-16).
We believe that God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26–27).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and Man (I Timothy 2:5).
We believe the complete Bible is contained within 66 books, and was closed with the Book of Revelation.