Statement of Faith
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:15-18)
- Holy Scripture – We believe the Bible and only the Bible (Old and New Testaments) to be God’s infallible Word and the Christian’s supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice. We affirm our belief in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures in their original autographs.
- God and the Trinity - We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. While its members possess individual, personal attributes, the Trinity is co-equal in nature, essence, power and being.
- Jesus Christ – We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten eternal Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, sinless in life, who atoned for the sins of the world by His substitutionary death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into Heaven, and His High Priestly intercession of His people.
- Holy Spirit – We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Trinity, whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. During this age, the Holy Spirit draws mankind unto God; convicts mankind of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and indwells, seals, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for Godly service.
- Mankind – We believe that Adam was created in the image of God but fell into sin and that all mankind are sinners by nature and by choice and therefore, alienated from God. However, we believe that God through His Son Jesus Christ has made provision for mankind’s return to Him. We believe that those who accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord shall forever live in God’s presence and those who reject Christ will forever be separated from God and cast into the lake of fire for eternal judgment.
- Salvation – We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ provides the only ground for salvation for all who believe. Only those who repent of their sins, accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, are born again of the Holy Spirit and can thus become children of God.
- Satan – We believe in the reality of Satan as a personal angelic being who has fallen from his original state of heavenly glory and is now the prince of the corrupt, anti-God world-system. We believe in Satan’s final and eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire.
- The Church – We believe that the true Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is composed of all persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit (born-again) and are united together as one body of the true Church. We believe in the autonomy of local churches, free of external authority and control. All born-again believers shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
- Ordinances – We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in testimony of a person’s faith in the crucified, buried and risen Christ. It is a confession that the believer is dead to sin and risen to newness of life in Christ Jesus. We believe that the Lord’s Supper (communion) is a commemoration of the Lord’s death to be remembered until He returns.
- Priesthood of the Believer – We believe all people who are born-again of God have equality of direct access to God’s ear and heart, and there is no distinction between people in their exercise of that priesthood in their personal relationships with the Lord.
- Last Things – We believe in “that blessed hope”, the personal, visible, pre-millennial return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.