statement of faith
- In one God eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14).
- In the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in all matters of life and faith (II Tim. 3:16,17; II Pet. 1:20,21).
- That God the Son became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ, who was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is God and man (Luke 1:35; John 1:1,2,14).
- That man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sin nature, and became alienated from God. Therefore, man is totally depraved and unable to remedy his fallen condition (Gen. 1:26,27; Rom. 5:12,19; Eph. 2:1-3,12).
- That Jesus died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified by grace through faith, apart from works of any kind (Rom. 3:22-25,28; Eph. 1:7; 2:8,9; I Pet. 1:3-5; 2:24).
- In the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest, Intercessor and Advocate. (I Cor. 15:1-8; Acts 1:9-11; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 4:14; I John 2:1).
- That all who have been justified are kept eternally secure by the power of God (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1,35-39; I Cor. 1:8,9; I Pet. 1:5).
- That Satan, a fallen angel, is a person and author of sin and the instigator of the angelic and the subsequent human rebellion against God. He is the declared enemy of God and man and he will be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Gen. 3:14,15; Job 1:6,7; Isa. 14:12-17; Matt. 4:2-11; 25:41; Rev. 20:10).
- That Christ ordained water baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper until He returns (Matt. 28:19; I Cor. 11:20-34).
- That it is the obligation of every believer to witness by life and by work and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all the world; and it is the responsibility of all believers to remember the work of the Lord in prayer and to support it with their means as the Lord has prospered them; and that every believer has a spiritual gift(s) which should be used to edify the Body of Christ (Acts 1:8; Rom. 12:1,2; 13:14; I Cor. 12:14; 16:2; II Cor. 8:11; 8:14; 9:7; Eph. 4:11-16).
- That the prophecy of the rapture of the Church will be fulfilled (I Thes. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:51,52; John 14:1-3).
- That Jesus Christ will return to establish an earthly kingdom for 1000 years (Isa. 11:1-12; Rev. 20:1-6).
- That God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female (Gen 2:24; Matt 19:5-6, Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; I Cor 6-9).