What We Believe

Statement of faith.

  1. God is the one true and living God existing eternally as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and that He is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, unchangeable in His love, mercy, power, wisdom and righteousness. (Isaiah 45:22, Psalm 90:2; John 4:24; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
  2. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God; that He became incarnate through His virgin birth; that He is perfect both in His deity and humanity; that He willingly gave His life as the perfect and all-sufficient substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of man; that through His atonement man can know freedom from the penalty, guilt and effects of sin; that He arose from the dead in His physical, glorified body with which He is now seated in Heaven, making intercession for believers; and that He is coming again in His glorified body to establish His kingdom. (Matthew 1:18–25; John 1:14; Colossians 1:13–18; 1 Peter 2:24; Luke 24; Hebrews 4:14; Matthew 25:31–46)
  3. The Holy Spirit is equal in every attribute of deity with God the Father and with God the Son; performs the miracle of the new birth in those receiving Christ as Savior and is resident now in believers; seals them unto the day of redemption; empowers them for service; and grants gifts of grace (charismatic gifts) for the building up of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:4, 7, 12–13; Acts 1:5; Titus 3:5)
  4. Truth is absolute and objective. Redemptive truth is set forth in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, which is God’s written revelation to man, verbally inspired and inerrant in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:15–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21)
  5. The Church is the united body of Christ on the earth which exists for fellowship, edification, and for communicating the gospel to all nations by means of Christian life and witness. (Matthew 28:19–20; Acts 1:6–8, 2:41–42; 1 Corinthians 12:13)
  6. Man was created in the image of God, but through Adam’s sin became alienated from God and is condemned to eternal punishment. The only remedy for man’s condition is salvation by personal faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. (John 3:15–18; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 10:9–10)
  7. Finite supernatural personal beings exist, including unfallen angels, fallen angels and demons. Satan, the leader of fallen angels, is the open and declared enemy of God and man, and is doomed to the Lake of Fire. (Hebrews 1:4–14; Jude 6; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10)
  8. There will be a bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved to eternal life, and they that are lost to eternal damnation. (1 Corinthians 15; Daniel 12:1–2; John 5:28–29; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Matthew 5:1–10)