Statement of Faith
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors, who were under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it is inspired by God, it is without error in the original writings, and is the complete and only supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
The Triune God (Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:18,19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ (John 1:1,14,18; 5:17,18; 8:58; 10:30-33, Rom. 3:24,25)
Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now our High Priest and Advocate.
The Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3,4; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 14:16, 17: 16:7-15)
The Holy Spirit is equal in the trinity of the Father and the Son, thus making him God. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and is to convict men of sin, regenerate the believer, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
The Nature of Man (Genesis 1:26; 3:1-17; Romans 5:12; 3:22,23; Ephesians 2:12)
Man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and became alienated from God, acquired a sin nature and incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God.
The Way to God (Eph. 2:8-10; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 1:18,19; 2:24; Titus 3:5,6)
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his own sin and failure by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offering of forgiveness can man experience justification and forgiveness of sin.
The Second Coming of Christ (1Thess. 4:13-18; Acts 1:11; John 14:1-4; Rev.20: 6)
The Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. His return will be personal, visible, and pre-millennial. The expectation of this, our Blessed Hope, has a vital bearing on our personal life and service as believers.
The Resurrection of the Dead (John 5:29; Mark 9:43-48; 2Thess. 1:8,9; Rev. 20:11-15; 21:1-4)
All mankind will be bodily resurrected. Everyone will either exist eternally in union with God through forgiveness and salvation or exist eternally separated from God by sin and self choice.
The Church (1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 1:22,23; Col. 1:17,18; Hebrews 10:25)
The true Church of Jesus Christ is a spiritual organism made up of all persons who, through faith in Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This spiritual organism is called the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. In addition, all members of this spiritual organism are directed by Scripture to associate themselves in local assemblies for the purpose of edification and evangelism.
The Sacraments (Acts 8:38,39; Romans 6:1-11; Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Cor. 11:24-32)
God has given two sacraments for believers to share in. One is “Water Baptism” as a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to new life. The other is the “Lord’s Supper” which is a memorial service, setting forth in a symbolic manner the life and death of the Lord Jesus Christ.