Statement of Faith
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were “given by inspiration of God,” which we understand to mean that men chosen by God were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture – the infallible Word of God. Thus, they are without error in the original writings and are the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of the same worship and obedience.
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that through disobedience he fell from his sinless state, incurring not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings are born in a sinful state and are sinners by nature and practice being personally guilty before God.
We believe Jesus Christ to be the eternally existent Son of God, the second Person of the Godhead, begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, true God and true man having two distinct natures united in one Person; that He was bodily resurrected and ascended into Heaven where He presently performs the ministry of intercession; that He shall come again personally and visibly to consummate the eternal plan of God.
We believe that men can be delivered from sin's condition only by the grace of God through the finished work of Jesus Christ who died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him, repenting of their sin, are freed from the penalty of that sin and reunited with God as His children on the ground of the shed blood of Christ by the agency of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Triune God, who applies to man the work of Christ, indwelling every believer in Christ; to enlighten, guide, and enable him in life, testimony, and service.
We believe that the Church is an elect company of believers, baptized by the Holy Spirit into one Body; that its mission is to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, “making disciples of all nations,” and equipping them to reach others with the good news of the Gospel.