Our Statement of Faith

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

 

THE WORD OF GOD

 

            We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

 

 

THE TRINITY

 

            We believe that there is one living and true God; eternally existing in three persons; that they are equal in every divine perfection; and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

 

 

GOD THE FATHER

 

            We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

 

 

JESUS CHRIST

 

            We believe in Jesus Christ, Godís only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

            We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

 

 

REGENERATION

 

            We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

 

 

CHRISTIAN CONDUCT

 

            We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellowmen; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

            We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith.

 

 

THE LAST THINGS

 

            We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.