Statement of Faith
~ What We Believe ~
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that the Bible in its entirety (composed of 66 books) is the Holy, infallible Word of God; that it is and ever shall be the complete and final revelation of the will of God to man, and the final authority in all spiritual matters. (II Timothy 3:16)
We believe that Jesus Christ is God, the Son. We believe that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and by His voluntary sacrificial death on Calvary and by His bodily and visible resurrection from the dead, paid the penalty of sin and purchased eternal life for all. (Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:20, 21, 25; John 19:17-19; 20:16, 17)
We believe that God created the universe and that it was perfect; that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin; that all men are sinners by nature and under God’s condemnation. (Genesis 1:1, 2, 27; Romans 5:18a)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God, by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins; that this salvation is the possession of those who by faith accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. We believe that there is no other way of salvation. (John 3:16; 16:7-11; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:5, 8)
We believe that the Holy Spirit, who is a Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and that it is by His power that the born-again Christian is enabled to live the Christian life. (Matthew 28:18, 19; Romans 8:1, 14)
We believe that the Scriptural local church is made up of born-again believers, joined together for the purpose of spiritual fellowship, Christian growth and the propagation of the Gospel.
We believe that Jesus Christ ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He is interceding for each believer; that He will bodily and visibly return again.
We believe that God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus; that those who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ shall dwell eternally with Him, and that those who refuse His offer of salvation shall eternally be cast into the Lake of Fire. (John 14:1-3; Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8)
We believe that marriage was instituted by God as a picture of His love for His church with the intent that it would be a life-long heterosexual union between one woman and one man, to the exclusion of any other person, without separation or divorce; resulting in mutual spiritual, emotional and physical intimacy. (I Corinthians 7:3-5; 7:10-11; Genesis 2:24)
We believe that God created human life to begin at conception and end at death; and that each human being, no matter their age, appearance, physical or mental challenges, race, born or unborn, to be of priceless value and of great worth. (John 3:16; Psalm 139:13–14)