Statement of Faith


God:

We believe that there is one eternal God, existing in three persons; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Jesus:
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit is wholly divine and exalts Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, He teaches and empowers the saint in living the Christian life, worship, evangelism and service.

The Bible:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God; meaning that it is written by God through the agency of men inspired and directed by the Holy Spirit. It is the means by which God has revealed Himself, His will, His purpose, and His righteous standards to mankind. It is the plumb line by which all conduct, doctrine, and ideology is judged.

Man:
Mankind is the crowning creation of of God, created male and female in the image of God with the purpose to fellowship with Him. By his own choice, the first man, Adam, chose to disobey God and sin against Him. That act brought sin into the world along with itʼs curse of separation from God, eternal judgment and physical and spiritual death. The love and value God has for mankind is evidenced in His sending His own sinless Son to die as a substitute sacrifice for the sins of mankind.

Salvation:
Because Jesus gave His life as a substitute to pay for the sin of mankind, anyone who will confess their sin and need for forgiveness, repent of that sin and surrender their life to the authority of Jesus will be saved from the judgment of God. Salvation, or having a righteous standing before God, cannot be earned. No one is good enough. It is a free gift, bought by Jesus with His life on a Cross, for anyone willing to accept it.

Baptism and Communion:
We believe in two Church ordinances:1) Baptism, by immersion, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit2) Communion, done in remembrance of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ, both ordinances reservedfor Believers. These ordinances do not save a person, they are an expression of faith in Christ Jesus.

Eschatology:
We believe in the literal, visible return of Jesus Christ to establish His Kingdom on earth, in the resurrection of the Believers to eternal life, and unbelievers to eternal torment.
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