Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

We believe

  • That the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, that they are inerrant in the original writings and that they are the supreme and final authority of all Christian faith and life.

Isaiah 46:10-11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

  • In one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.

Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-18; Matthew 28:19 

  • Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man in one person and that he eternally exists with the Father. He came to Earth having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He led a sinless life and died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of all humanity. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of God he is our Prophet, Priest, and King.

John 1:1-14; Matthew 1:18-25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 John 2:1-2

  • The Holy Spirit is fully God. The work of the Holy Spirit is to manifest the active and personal presence of God in the world and especially in the church. The Holy Spirit glorifies God, convicts unbelievers of sin, cleanses believers from sin, indwells, guides, instructs and unifies believers for godly living and service.

Matthew 28:19; John 15:26; John 16:7-15 

  • That all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.

Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3; Romans 5:12; John 3:3; Romans 10:9-13 

  • That the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin, freeing man from sin, lies and sickness. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Faith is the doorway to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

John 3:16; Romans 5:1, 8-9; Ephesians 2:8-9

  • That the church is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone.  He is the head of the church and the body of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The church exists universally and locally in, through, and because of Jesus Christ, and it is God’s primary way to accomplish His purposes on earth today.

1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Ephesians 4:1-6; Romans 12:4-8 

  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead and a final judgment of both believers and unbelievers at which Jesus Christ will be judge.  After this final judgment, believers will enjoy everlasting life in the presence of God while at the same time, unbelievers will be subjected to everlasting conscious punishment in hell.

John 5:24-29; Revelation 20:11-15