What We Believe
Our Statement of Faith
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:11-17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Pet. 1:1-2)
We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures.
Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
(Matt. 1:18; Lk. 2:52; John 4:6; Heb. 4:14-16; John 1:3; 20:2; 1 John. 2:1)
We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict, regenerate, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for life and service.
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament to be the inspired Word of God. The Bible is the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of men and women, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
We Believe humankind was created in the image of God but fell into sin.
Therefore, the image is tainted and humankind is now lost and totally depraved, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
(Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 5:12-21; 8:29-30; Col. 3:9-10; 1 John 3:2)
We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
(John 3:16; Rom. 5:10-11; 2 Cor. 5:18-20; Gal.4:4-6; 1 John. 3:1)
We believe water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this age.
We believe in physically participating in these commands of God. They are not however to be regarded as means of gaining justification before God.
We believe the true Church is composed of all such persons who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit through saving faith in Jesus Christ, are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is Lord and Head and are commissioned for the God-given task of proclaiming the gospel to every person.
Only those who are thus members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
Second Coming of Christ.
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and eternal separation from God.