Statement of Faith

Bible
We believe the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, were written by men divinely inspired by God through the Holy Spirit, without error to be the final authority in faith and life. Isaiah 40:8, 2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Godhead
We believe that God is eternally existent, co-equal in three Persons: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:28, Matthew 28:18, Luke 3:22, John 1:1

Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God; in His virgin birth and sinless life; that He is true God and true man; that He died as a redeeming substitute for our sins, was buried and bodily resurrected to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Isaiah 7:14, 53:5, Matthew 1:23, John 1:14, Acts 2:29-36, Galatians 3:13, Hebrews 4:15, Philippians 2:6-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Timothy 2:5

Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity, whose present ministry is convicting us of our sins, and who indwells the Believer – comforting, teaching and empowering them to lead a godly life. Ezekiel 36:27, Matthew 3:11, John 14:16-17, 16:8, Acts 1:8

Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God to be in fellowship with God and to reconcile the earth to God.  But we believe man was tempted by Satan, fell under the influence of sin, became disobedient to God by choice and was helpless to restore himself, thus forsaking his divine mission in life.  Man is the object of God’s love in Jesus Christ, who came so that man could resume his original divine mission in life.  Genesis 1:26-28, John 3:15-17, Romans 3:23, 5:12-21, 1 Corinthians 3:5-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17-19

Salvation
We believe that salvation is only by grace, not by works, and is received by faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, thereby permitting us to be reconciled to God. Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10, 13

Resurrection
We believe in the resurrection of the dead; the Believer to life everlasting in Heaven and the unrepentant to the resurrection of judgment of everlasting punishment in Hell. Matthew 6:20-21, Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8

Satan
We believe Satan rebelled against God; became the author of sin; is at war with God for control of the earth; is the enemy of God and man and that he and his followers shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. Job 1:6, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 22:31, Ephesians 6:11-12, Revelation 20:10

Church
We believe in the Church as the collected body of Believers of which Christ is the head, instituted by God, established for worship, discipleship, fellowship and for the reaching the lost.  Psalms 118:22, Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 2:42-47, 1 Corinthians 3:11, 12:12-13, Ephesians 2:20-22, Colossians 1:18, Hebrews 10:25