Statement of Faith
WE believe that the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the revelation of God to mankind and is verbally and fully inspired by Him. It is infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts, and is the supreme and final authority of our faith and practice.
WE believe that there is but one God, infinitely perfect in all of His attributes. He is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He exists in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
WE believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He is fully divine and also fully human. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a perfect life and died a substitutionary death for the sins of mankind. We believe He arose bodily from the grave, ascended to heaven, and will return personally and bodily.
WE believe that the HolySpirit is a divine person, the third person of the Holy Trinity. His role is to convict the world of sin, regenerate and indwell those who trust in Christ, to baptize them into the Body of Christ, to seal them for the final day of redemption, to guide the Body into truth, to fill them for a life of holiness and victory and to empower them for witness and service. We believe that He gives spiritual gifts to the believers for the proper functioning of the Body of Christ, the Church.
WE believe that man was created by God in His own image. Although created in an original perfect state, man by his disobedience to Holy God, fell into sin and brought sin not only upon himself, but upon the entire human race. Since Adam, every person is born with an inherently sinful nature and therefore stands under the just condemnation of God and is unable to save himself or present deeds worthy of God’s holiness.
We believe that a person is saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Salvation becomes effective when a person, by an act of faith, acknowledges Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The benefits of salvation include the forgiveness of sins and a new standing before God. We believe that salvation is the work of God in Christ Jesus and not the work of man. Therefore, we believe in the eternal security of every true believer in Jesus Christ.
WE believe that God expects every believer to live a life of obedience, in which every area of life is brought under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the fruit of the Spirit becomes increasingly evident in that life. The goal of the Christian life is to be conformed to the image of Christ.
WE believe in the imminent, premillennial return of Jesus Christ. We believe in the resurrection of the body for both believers and unbelievers. We believe that a believer, at the moment of physical death, is ushered into the presence of God where they will live eternally. The unbeliever must face the eternal punishment and separation in hell from the presence of God.
WE believe in the personality and depraved character of Satan, who is the great enemy of God and man. We believe that he, along with the company of demonic beings serving him, works out his evil plans through the ungodly world system, limited only by the sovereign rule of God. We believe that he was judged by Christ at the cross and will ultimately meet his doom in the lake of fire, where he will remain eternally.