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Our Statement Of Faith

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:21)

God

We believe in one God as eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 3:16,17)

Jesus

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His present priestly ministry. (Philippians 2:6-11, Matthew 1:22-23, 2 Corinthians 5:21, John 3:2, Isaiah 53:4-7, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, Acts 2:32-33, Hebrews 7:21-25)

Salvation

We believe in a personal salvation through the atoning work and shed blood of Jesus Christ. This salvation is for all who, by God’s grace, repent of sin and who, by faith, receive and confess Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior unto regeneration. (Ephesians 2:8-10, 2 Cor 5:17-21, Acts 3:19, Romans 10:9,10)

Sanctification, Holiness, Overcoming Life

We believe in sanctification, holiness of heart and the overcoming life as God’s design for every believer in Christ. (1 John 3:3-10, 2 Peter 1:3-8, 1 Peter 1:16-19, Romans 6:14-22)

Holy Spirit

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the church as Comforter, Guide (into all truth), and Enabler, empowering believers to be witnesses unto Christ and bestowing upon them supernatural gifts as He wills, to effectively minister both in and out of the church. This ministry is best evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit in the life of the believer. (John 14:15-17, Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 11:15-17, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, Galatians 5:22,23)

Church

We believe it is the responsibility of the Church to proclaim, teach, demonstrate and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ as His ambassadors until His return. We affirm the ministry of the laity, who share with ordained clergy, responsibility for building up the church and reaching out in mission and service to the world. (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Romans 15:17-19,
2 Corinthians 5:20, Ephesians 4:11,12)

Water Baptism

We believe in Baptism following repentance and faith in Christ, and in the regular observation of the Lord’s supper as ordinances to be practiced in the assembly. (Acts 2:38, Acts 8:12, 1 Cor 11:23)

The Return Of Christ

We believe in Christ’s imminent personal return in power and great glory, and in His present and everlasting dominion. (Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, Revelation 19:11-16, Ephesians 1:20-22)

Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal punishment. (Matthew 25:31-46, 1Corinthians 15:51-53, John 5:28,29, Revelation 20:15, 21:8)

Sexual Purity

We believe sexual purity is a necessary expression for all of God’s children and requires abstinence from adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality, or other sexual relationships or practices forbidden by Scripture. (Hebrews 13:4, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Leviticus 18:1-30)

Marriage

We believe marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime and is a sacred institution established by God. (Matthew 19:4-6)

Human Life – Of Inestimable Worth

We believe since mankind is created in God’s image, human life is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions, from conception to grave. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:13-14)

 

*all Scriptures taken from the English Standard Version of the Bible