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Statement of Faith

The Scriptures: We believe the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament to be the verbally inspired Word of God. We believe these 66 books are God breathed, complete, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and are the final authority for faith and life. (Matthew 5:18; Romans 15:14 2 Timothy 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

The Godhead: We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same honor, confidence and obedience. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4)

God the Father: We believe in God the Father: an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He serves as the first person of the Godhead. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of humanity, hears and answers prayer, saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Psalm 90:2; Psalm 100:5; John 1:18; Romans 11:33-36; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11)

God the Son: We believe in the total deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. We believe in His incarnation, that He is “Immanuel” - God in the flesh. We believe Him to be fully God and fully man. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (John 1:1, 14,18; John 14:8-9; 1 Timothy 3:16). We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible, and premillennial return from heaven to rule and reign as King. (Hebrews 4:14 & 15; 1 John 4:10; Hebrews 1:3; Matthew 1:18; Revelation 19:11-16; Hebrews 7:25; Luke 24:6 & 7; 1 John 4:10)

God the Holy Spirit: We believe in the total deity of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner upon belief in Christ, baptizing the believer into one body of which Christ is the head. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of God’s righteousness and of coming judgment. (John 16:8-11) The Holy Spirit indwells, seals, guides, instructs, fills, comforts and empowers the believer for godly living and service though individually bestowed gifts (Mark 13:11; John 14:17-17, 26; John 16:13; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 3:16).

Man: We believe God created man in His own image, male and female, and that they enjoyed fellowship with Him in innocence. Man fell from this sinless state by voluntarily sinning and was separated from God. In consequence all mankind are sinners by both birth and choice and are under just condemnation without defense or excuse. (Genesis 1:26-28; 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 1:18,32; Romans 5:12-14)

Salvation: We believe that salvation is the free gift of God’s grace by faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and cannot be earned by any merit or work that man can accomplish. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and draws those who are being saved to faith in Jesus Christ and repentance through the proclamation of the gospel. Those who have faith in Jesus are brought from death to life, born again, by the power of the Holy Spirit, who places them into the body of Christ, seals them, and dwells within them empowering them to live a life of faith for the glory of God. We believe that the redeemed are secured in their salvation and kept forever by the power of God. (Ephesians 2:8–10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18–19; John 16:8–11; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; Ephesians 1:13; Titus 3:5; John 6:37–40; 10:27–30; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; 1 Peter 1:5)

Church: Upon accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, a believer becomes part of His body, which is the church. There is one church universal, composed of all those throughout the world who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Scriptures command believers to gather in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of the ordinances (baptism and communion), fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world in fulfillment of the command of Christ to make disciples of all nations (Ephesians 5:23; Romans 12:1; Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Matthew 28:18-20). Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command there is the local expression of the church – under the oversight of elders and other supportive leadership. The church’s members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ. (Ephesians 4:16)

Eternity: We believe people were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 14:17; Rom. 6:23; 8:17-18; Rev. 20:15; 1Cor. 2:7-9)