STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; and is the author of all things created.

WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the WORD of GOD, fully inspired and without error in the original writings and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

WE BELIEVE in GOD the FATHER, an infinite, personal SPIRIT, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that HE concerns Himself with the affairs of men; that HE hears and answers prayer; and that HE saves from sin and death all who come to HIM through JESUS CHRIST.

WE BELIEVE in JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S only begotten SON, conceived by the HOLY SPIRIT. We believe in HIS virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, HIS substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven, perpetual intercession for HIS people and personal visible return to earth.

WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, who came forth from the FATHER and SON to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to sanctify regenerate and empower for ministry all who believe in JESUS CHRIST.

We believe the HOLY SPIRIT indwells every believer in JESUS CHRIST and that he is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. We believe in the present ministry of the HOLY SPIRIT and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the SPIRIT.

WE BELIEVE that all People are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore are under condemnation; that GOD regenerates by the HOLY SPIRIT, those who repent of their sins and confess JESUS CHRIST as Lord; that JESUS CHRIST baptizes the seeking believer with the HOLY SPIRIT and power for service.

WE BELIEVE in the universal Church, the living spiritual body, of which JESUS CHRIST is the Head and all regenerated persons are members; that all are equal volitionally; that GOD has ordained functional roles of leadership for the purpose of ministry and leadership of his body.

WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible return of JESUS CHRIST to the earth and the establishment of HIS Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.

WE BELIEVE that the Lord JESUS CHRIST committed two Ordinances to the Church: 1) Baptism, and 2) Communion. We believe in Baptism by immersion and Communion open to all believers.