STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God, our final authority for faith and practice. The Holy Scriptures have one Author, recorded and written down by holy men of God as they were led by the Holy Spirit.

 

We believe that there is one sovereign God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, and in His miracles. His substitutionary death satisfied divine justice and His shed blood paid in full the penalty for sin as evidenced by His bodily resurrection. He ascended to the right hand of the Father, intercedes for us, and will personally return in power and glory.

 

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost. Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, not as a result of good works. Pardon for sin is freely given at the moment of confession when repentance of sin is made and Christ is received.

 

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men, indwell, guide, instruct, comfort, sanctify, and empower the believer for holy living and evangelism.

 

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; of the saved unto the resurrection of everlasting life and joy with the Lord in heaven, and of the lost unto judgment and everlasting conscious punishment, separated from God in hell.

 

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and the mutual encouragement of the saints of God.