Statement of Faith

Inspiration of Faith
We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, by the Holy Spirit as originally given; they are the final authority for our faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12)

God
We believe in one God revealed in three coequal, distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 2:18)

Man
We believe that man in his natural state is a sinner, lost, undone, without hope and without God (Ephesians 2:1-2; Romans 3:23)

Divinity and Humanity of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who by His incarnation and virgin birth took upon Himself the form of man and became the God-Man. In the one person of Christ, there are two natures, human and divine, each in its completeness and integrity. They are distinguishable but indivisible, so that He is fully Man and fully God. He lived a sinless life and became the only sacrifice for the sins of the world. (Ephesians 1:3-5; Romans 5:1-11; Acts 12:4; 1 Peter 1:18-19)

Bodily Resurrection
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Luke 24:38-43; John 20:24-29)

Salvation
We believe that terms of salvation are repentance toward God for sin and a personal heart-felt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in regeneration. This salvation is entirely by grace and not by works. (Ephesians 2:6-10; Romans 5:1; Acts 3:19-20)

Second Coming
We believe in the visible, bodily return of Christ to this earth to judge the world and to claim His Bride, the Church.  (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 1:7)

Church
We believe that the church is Christ’s spiritual body on earth today. It consists of born-again believers and has both universal and local expressions.  (Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28)

Heaven and Hell
We believe in the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost and eternal bliss and service for the saved; hell for the unsaved and heaven for the saved.(John 14:13; Revelation 20:11-15)

Satan
We believe that Satan is a fallen, created being who is the “god of this world.” He and his organized company of demons are opposed to the Kingdom of God and work to defeat and destroy the believer. While his activity is real, Satan and his demon spirits were defeated and overthrown by Christ’s victory in His death and resurrection. (Luke 10:17-20; Colossians 2:13-15;Ephesians 6:10-18)

Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third Person of the Godhead who is active in the world today. The Spirit indwells and seals the believer at new birth. We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a subsequent experience and is available to all Christians to empower us to be witnesses. We believe in and encourage the use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4)

Ordinances
We believe that believer’s water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of the church and should be practiced regularly.  (Acts 2:38; Acts 2:44-47; Romans 6:3-10; 1 Corinthians 10:16-21)