Statement

of Faith

We believe the Scripture of both the Old and New Testaments is the Word of God, given by verbal inspiration without error, and that it is the final authority in faith and practice. (2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We believe in a Triune God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 1:21, 22)

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-35, John 1:1-18)

We believe man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are incapable of pleasing God, and that only through regeneration through the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:10-12; 5:1:2, John 3:1-21)

We believe that God so loved this world that He gave His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of all; and that all who believe in and receive Him are justified through His shed blood, are born again by the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God. (John 3:3, 6; Romans 3:24-26; 5:8; 8:16; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:12, 22; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 1:7)

We believe that all believers are reproved of sin and are sealed by the Holy Spirit, causing them to rest on Christ for salvation, and are kept by the power of God through faith unto the redemption of the body. (Ephesians 1:13, 14; 2 Corinthians 1:21, 22; 2 Timothy 1:12; Ephesians 4:30)

We believe in the bodily resurrection, the ascension and the present High Priesthood of the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Acts 1:9; Hebrews 4:14-16)

We believe in the imminent, bodily return of our glorified Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:11, John 14:3, Titus 2:13, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17). We believe that at death all men continue in conscious existence awaiting the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; the saved to everlasting blessedness and the lost to everlasting torment. (Luke 16;19-31, 2 Corinthians 5:1, 1 Corinthians 15:42-57, Luke 23:42, Matthew 25:46, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, 9)

We believe that the true church is composed of all such persons (regardless of their denominational affiliation) who through faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are thus united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:41; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13; Ephesians 1:3-6; 22, 23; 5:23-32; Colossians 1:18-29)