Statement of FAITH

The Godhead (Trinity)

We believe in one true God eternally existing in three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) each of Whom is fully and equally God; possesses all of the divine nature and attributes, and is totally worthy of our worship and service.

 

God the Father

God the Father reigns with providential care over the His creation and through His sovereignty guides the course of human history according to the purposes of His grace and will.  God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in His only begotten son, Jesus Christ.

 

God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity and is the only begotten eternal Son of God Who became flesh to reveal God to man, to fulfill prophecy, and to become the Savior of the lost world. In becoming man, Jesus did not cease in any way to be God so that He is fully God and fully man inseparably united in one person forever. He was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit; born of the Virgin Mary; lived a sinless life; died on the cross as the substitutionary, all-sufficient atoning sacrifice the sins of man. He was buried and bodily rose from the dead and through His resurrection provided to all who believe in Him eternal life.

 

God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and dwells in every believer at the moment of conversion, and by His baptism unites all to Christ in one body, and that He, as the Indwelling One, is the source of all power and all acceptable worship and service. We believe that He never departs from believers, but is ever present to testify of Christ.

 

The Scriptures

We believe that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” by which we understand the whole Bible is inspired in the sense that holy men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of Scripture. We believe that the Scriptures are the inerrant, infallible authoritative word of God. God has supernaturally preserved the Bible, and it is the sole and final authority for faith and life, providing encouragement, guidance, comfort and instruction for training in righteousness.

 

Salvation

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for forgiveness of sins and salvation, which is the free gift of God’s grace. Salvation is affected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and cannot be secured by man’s works or personal merit. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone. We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish.