What We Believe

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. As a special means of God revealing Himself to mankind, we affirm the infallibility, sufficiency, and authority of Scripture. (See 2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:160; 2 Peter 1:21 and Psalm 19:7-14We believe that there is but one living and true God, an infinite, all-knowing Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three persons — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — that they are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. Each member of this Trinity equally deserves worship and obedience. (See Deuteronomy 6:4 and 2 Corinthians 13:14)

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He foreknows infallibly all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (See John 4:24; 1 John 1:5; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 John 4:8; Psalm 116:5-6; Isaiah 58:9 and Psalm 37:39)

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. We believe in His deity, His virgin birth by conception of the Holy Spirit; and in His sinless life, miracles and teachings as recorded in the Scriptures. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the Father, in His intercession for His people and His personal visible return in power and glory to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. (See John 3:16; Matthew 1:20; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 20:26-28; Hebrews 7:25 and Acts 1:11)

We believe in the Holy Spirit sent from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all the elect. We believe that as the sovereign agent in regeneration, the Spirit baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ at the moment of salvation; that He indwells, sanctifies, instructs and empowers them for service; and that He seals them unto the day of redemption. We believe He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide for every redeemed person. (See John 16:7-11; Titus 3:5; Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 12:7,11 and 1 Corinthians 6:19)

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under God’s just condemnation. This condition is described as being “spiritually dead”