STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

THE WORD of GOD

 

We believe the Bible, the 66 Books of the Old and New Testament, to be the inspired, only infallible authoritative Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts (Proverbs 30:5-6-; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:17-18; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4: 12; 2 Peter 1:19-21).

 

THE TRINITY

 

We believe there is one true and living God, eternally existing in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1, 3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19-20; Ephesians 4:5-6).

 

GOD THE FATHER

 

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.  We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, 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 (Luke 10:21-22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7;  1 Timothy 1:1-2; 2:5-6;  1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6).

 

JESUS CHRIST

 

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His perpetual intercession for His people, His personal return in glory and power  (Matthew 1:18-25; 16:27, 20:28;  Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; 2 Corinthians 5:21;  1 Peter 2:21-23;  John 20:30-31; Ephesians 1:4;  Acts 1:11;  Romans 5:6-8, 6:9-10; Hebrews 7:25, 9:28;  1 Timothy 3:16).

 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and His ministry of convicting and regenerating sinful people and indwelling, filling, sealing, and empowering believers (John 14:16-17,26, 15:26-27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 5:30).

 

 

THE FALL of MAN

 

We believe that man was created by God in His own image but that he sinned and fell from the state of innocence in which he was created and is hopelessly dead in his trespasses and sins and can do nothing to obtain salvation. We believe God, in His divine power, graciously restores to all men sufficient ability and revelation of Himself to make a choice in the matter of submission to Him.  We believe in the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man to place his faith in Jesus Christ (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:15-17, 3:3-18, 6:44-47;  Romans 1:18-23, 3:9-26, 10:11-13).

 

 

SALVATION

 

We believe that all who repent of sin and trust the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated, justified, and eternally secure in their salvation (John 3:16-18, 10:27-30; Romans 5:1-2, 8:28-37;  Philippians 1:66, 2:12-13;  1 Thessalonians 5:9-10;  2 Timothy 2:11-13;  Jude 24-25).

 

 

JUSTIFICATION

 

We believe in the justification of the sinner by grace alone, through faith alone in the person and work of Jesus Christ, totally apart from human works  (John 3:16-18, 14:6;  Romans 3:21-26, 4:4-8, 5:1-2, 8:1, 10:9-13;  Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5-7)

 

HEAVEN and HELL

 

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved to eternal life with God in Heaven and of the lost to conscious eternal suffering in hell (Daniel 12:1-2; Matthew 24:36-51; Mark 9:42-49;  1 Corinthians 15:50-58; Philippians 3:20-21;  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18;  2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 20).

 

 

THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST

 

We believe that the universal church is composed of all regenerated believers and that its members should assemble themselves together in the local church for worship, prayer, fellowship, and teaching with a view of being equipped to fulfill the Great Commission  (Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 4:4-7; Hebrews 10:24-25; Matthew 28: 18-20).

 

 

THE ORDINANCES

 

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has established two ordinances for His church: baptism and the Lord's supper.  We believe that Christian baptism is the full immersion of the believer upon his profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  The Lord's supper was instituted by Jesus Christ to commemorate His sacrificial death upon the cross for the sins of the world.  We believe that the church of Jesus Christ should participate in these two ordinances until His return (Matthew 29:18-20;  Romans 6:3-5;  1 Corinthians 11:23-32).

 

 

 

 

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