What We Believe
THE AUTHORITY AND INERRANCY OF SCRIPTURE
CHRIST’S FULL DEITY AND HUMANITY
THE SPIRITUAL LOSTNESS OF THE HUMAN RACE
CHRIST’S SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT AND BODILY RESURRECTION
SALVATION BY GRACE ALONE THROUGH FAITH ALONE IN CHRIST ALONE
THE PHYSICAL RETURN OF CHRIST
Statement of Faith
The Holy Scripture
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in every matter in the original writing, infallible and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternally God, became man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He redeem sinful men (Luke 1:35; John 1:1,2,14). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1: 9-11; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1-2).
The Creation and Man
We believe that the book of Genesis presents a historically accurate account of the origin of man, the fall of Adam and Eve, and the origin of God’s chosen people, Israel. We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that when man sinned the human race fell and became alienated from God. Man, thus, is totally depraved and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27; 5:2; Psalm 51; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; Ephesians 2: 1-3,12).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal and purposeful faith in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins (1 Corinthians 15:1-5; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19). Those who so exercise faith are then regenerated, baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ, and granted every spiritual blessing in Christ (Romans 6:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:3-4; 2:8-9; Philippians 2:13; Titus 3:5; 1 John 2:2).
We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the 9 Gospel to all mankind (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20).
The Second Advent of Christ
We believe in that “blessed hope,” the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for the church (Zechariah 14:4-11; Thessalonians 1:10; 4: 13-18; 5:9; Revelation 3: 10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6).