Statement of Faith
We believe in the only true God (John 17:3), the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He created all things (Revelation 4:11; Genesis 1; John1:1-4) and upholds all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). He is a God of truth and without iniquity, He is just and right (Deuteronomy 32:4) and He shall judge the world (Psalm 9:8).
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe He is the manifestation of God in the flesh. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe Him to be fully God and fully man (John 1:1, 1:14, 1:18, 14:8-9; 1 Timothy 3:16).
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to glorify God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner upon belief in Christ, baptizing the believer into one body of which Christ is the head. The Holy Spirit indwells, guides, instructs, fills, comforts and empowers the believer for godly living (Mark 13:11; John 14:26, 16:13; Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16).
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature. (Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19-20).
We believe God created the universe in six 24-hour days and that, before He created the universe, nothing except God existed (Genesis 1; Exodus 31:17; Psalm 33:6-9; Acts 17:24; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 11:3). God chose to create the universe and all that is in it to reveal His glory, divine nature, eternal power, infinite wisdom, and supreme authority (Psalm 19: 1-2; Isaiah 43:7; Jeremiah 10:12-13; Romans 1:20; Revelation 4:11).
We believe the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament are inspired by the Holy Spirit and inerrant in their original writings. We believe the books of the Holy Bible are Godís sufficient revelation and therefore embody Godís authority for the total well-being of mankind (Psalm 119:160; Matthew 5:18; John 5:46-47; 2 Timothy 3:15-16).
We believe man was created in innocence by the Creator God but, by transgressing, fell from his sinless state. Consequently, all people are sinners, and therefore are under condemnation without defense or excuse. We believe every person is totally depraved and needs a Savior (Genesis 3:1-19; Romans 1:18, 1:32, 3:10-19).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice. We believe that each person who by faith receives Him as his personal Savior is justified on the basis of Jesus Christís shed blood on the cross. Each person who receives Jesus Christ as his personal Savior is born again of the Holy Spirit. A true conversion is evidenced by a spiritual rebirth, restoration of peace with God and man, the fruit of the Spirit, and obedience to God's word (Romans 5:1, Galatians 5:22-26, 1 Peter 1:23, 1 John 2:3-6). Obedience and good works do not earn or retain a believerís salvation, but instead indicate the reality of the personís love of Jesus Christ and his profession of faith (Luke 6:46; John 14:21; James 2:17-19).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His interceding for us as High Priest. (Acts 1:3, 1:9; Hebrews 7:25-26).
Heaven and Hell
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The saved are raised to eternal bliss in heaven (Matthew 25:34; John 14:2; 2 Corinthians 5:1); the lost are raised to eternal torment in hell in separation from God. (Matthew 8:11-12, 10:28, 13:49-50; Luke 12:5; Revelation 21:8).
The chief purpose of man is to glorify God by loving Him with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5; Isaiah 43:7; Matthew 22:36-40). All believers are to glorify God and thus fulfill the purpose of their existence.
Believing that the cause of Jesus Christ extends to the entire world, we commit ourselves to an ongoing ministry of extending His call to make disciples around the world. We believe it is the obligation of the saved to witness by their lives and words to these truths and to proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to all the world. It is also an obligation of believers to help the poor and oppressed through physical means, following the example of our Lord Jesus. (Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 25: 34-45; 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8).