Statement of Faith – What we Believe
We believe the Bible is the complete Scripture that is given by inspiration of God, a guide to salvation. and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
We believe that God exists in three Persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit-and that these three are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of the same worship, reverence, and obedience.
We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin, the entire race fell through disobedience, and that the entire human race shares in man’s lost and depraved nature.
We believe Jesus, the eternal Son of God, took upon Himself the form of a man by means of the virgin birth, lived a sinless life, yet retained His absolute deity, being at the same time very God and very man.
Atonement for Sin
We believe that atonement for sin was made by the sacrificial and substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His priestly intercession.
We believe salvation is the gift of God by grace alone and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, making Him Lord and Savior.
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father, the Comforter who indwells every believer and bestows spiritual gifts upon the Church and convicts the world of sin and the judgment to come.
Indwelling of the Spirit
While all believers are indwelt by the Spirit of God (Romans 8), we believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a definite endowment of power for service and is separate from conversion.
Ordinances of the Church
We believe that the ordinances of the church, by the command of Christ, are Water Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper, (communion) both of which are administered to those who are born again.
We believe in the eternal salvation of the believers and in the eternal damnation and punishment of the nonbelievers. We believe that the consummation of all things includes the visible, personal and glorious return of Jesus Christ the “Blessed Hope” of the Church.