Statement of Faith

1. About the Bible – We believe in the supernatural and complete inspiration of the Scriptures, that they are without error, and that their teaching and authority are absolute, supreme, and final. II Timothy 3:15; II Peter 1:20-21


2. About God – We believe that God is a Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; I Peter 1:2; Matthew 3:13-17


3. The Uniqueness of Jesus – We believe in the unique nature of Jesus: the deity of Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, fully God and fully man, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1; Mark 10:18; Luke 1:31-34; John 1:1; Acts 1:8; 1 John 5:7; John 16:7-15


4. Jesus's Resurrection – We believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ -- that His body was raised from the dead according to Scriptures, and that He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God as the believer's Advocate. He alone may bring believers to God. Luke 24:6-7; John 20:11-21:25; Acts 1:9; 1 John 2:1-2; 1 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 12:2


5. Sin Nature – We believe in the sinfulness of man -- that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and are totally depraved and need a Savior from sin. Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12


6. Atonement – We believe in the Atonement – that Jesus Christ became the sinner’s sacrifice before God, and died for the sins of the whole world. John 3:16; John 14:6; II Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2; 1 John 4:10


7. Salvation – We believe in the necessity of the new birth. Salvation is by grace through faith and not of works; saving faith will maintain good works in the life of the believer. John 14:15; Acts 13:38-39; Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:26


8. Resurrection – We believe in the literal resurrection of the body, both the just and the unjust John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15


9. Eternity – We believe in the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. John 10:28-29; Romans 8:38-39; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:10-15


10. Mission – We believe in the evangelization of the world – the supreme mission of the Church in this age is to preach the Gospel to all people. Matthew 24:14; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; II Peter 3:9


11. Jesus Christ’s Return – We believe that Jesus Christ is coming for His Church, His holy Bride, that He will judge the world and set up His Kingdom. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; II Timothy 4:8; Revelation 11:15, 20:4-6