Statement of Belief
WE BELIEVE in one God, who being creator of all things, is an infinite, omniscient Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three Persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each equally deserving worship and obedience.
WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. It is verbally inspired in every word, absolutely without error in the original writings, the sufficient revelation of His will for salvation, and the final authority in all matters of truth. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires and trusted in all that it promises.
WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; the eternal Son of God, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return in power and glory.
WE BELIEVE that salvation of man, who is sinful and lost, is instantaneous and accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the proclamation of the word of God when the repentant sinner – enabled and regenerated by the Holy Spirit – responds in faith. This salvation is wholly an act of God by grace on the basis of the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and is not dependent on any basis of human faith, decision, works or merit. All those He has redeemed are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.
WE BELIEVE in the Spirit-filled life. As the supernatural and sovereign agent in regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into the body of Christ at the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs and empowers them for service and seals them unto the day of redemption.
WE BELIEVE that all who put their faith in Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one united spiritual body, the church, of which Christ is the head. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by building its members up in faith, by instruction of the word, by fellowship, by discipleship, by observing the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s supper and by advancing and communicating the gospel to the entire world.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ shall come again at a time known only to God, demanding a constant expectancy. There will be a bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the unsaved unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.