Statement of Faith 2017-03-07T18:11:01+00:00

Statement of Faith

The Scriptures Inspired

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were directed by the Holy Spirit. We accept the scriptures as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, 1 Thessalonians 2:13)

The One True God

The one, true God is expressed in three separate persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. They are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one person. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in human flesh, is equal and eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. (John 1:1,14)

Man

Man was created in God’s image but voluntarily rebelled and transgressed the will of God. Consequently, people today are sinners in need of a Savior. Their only hope is redemption through Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

Salvation

The Lord Jesus Christ provides salvation to all who will receive Him through His death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection. By faith in His shed blood, apart from human works, we accept His work as complete and sufficient for forgiveness, righteousness and eternal reward. (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5-7; Acts 16:3; Romans 10:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:10)

Water Baptism

The ordinance of baptism by a burial in water with Christ should be observed as commanded in the scriptures by all who have repented and believed on Jesus as Lord and Savior. It is a declaration to the world that one has received a new life from Jesus in exchange for the old life. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4-6)

The Lord’s Supper

Partaking of communion declares the new covenant purchased for us by the broken body and shed blood of Jesus. (1 Corinthians 11:24-28; Matthew 26:26-28)

The Holy Spirit

All believers should seek and expect the presence and filling of the Holy Spirit. We accept the full ministry of the Holy Spirit to empower for daily living, produce fruit in our character, guide our lives, and bestow gifts to build up the church. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 14:15; Romans 8:14,26; Galatians 5:22,23)

The Church

The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments to fulfill the great commission. Each born-again believer is a part of the church which is written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)

Our Blessed Hope

Jesus is physically coming back to earth again to gather His people to Heaven. (Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:51; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; Titus 2:13