Statement of Faith

1. Bible

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God. It is infallible and inerrant. It is our only standard for faith and lifestyle. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

 2. The Trinity

We believe that the only true God exists coequally and eternally as three Persons. (Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

 3. Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh by the virgin birth. He lived a sinless life, died for our sins, physically arose from the dead, ascended bodily into heaven, and is now at the right hand of God as our mediator, priest, and advocate. We can only know God through Jesus Christ. He will return bodily to this earth to remove the Church prior to the Tribulation and afterward descend with His Church to His kingdom. (Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:14; Acts 1:9-11; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:16-17; Hebrews 9:24; Revelation 19:11-20:6)

 4. Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead. He convicts the world of sin and unrighteousness. He causes spiritual rebirth and indwells all believers at salvation—teaching, guiding, and filling them as they walk in obedience to the Word. (John 16:7-15; Romans 8:9,14; Ephesians 5:18; Titus 3:5)

 5. Man, Sin, and Death

We believe that mankind is of priceless value to God. Man was created by God in His own image and is not a product of evolution. Through Adam’s sin, all mankind has inherited a sinful nature and practices sin. Man is unable to save himself from sin and death. Death is both physical and spiritual.Physical death is separation of the spirit from the body, while spiritual death is separation of the individual from God eternally in Hell. (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:7, 3:1-24; Romans 3:23, 5:12)

 6. Salvation

We believe that every person may individually be spared from sin’s control and spiritual death by God’s gift of salvation, which is received through faith in Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord. (John 3:16, 14:6; Romans 3:23; 1 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:8-9)

 7. Water Baptism and Communion

We believe that Jesus requested His followers to be baptized after conversion and to participate in communion as a reminder of His sacrifice on our behalf and His soon-coming return. Both actions demonstrate obedience to Jesus Christ, but are not prerequisites for salvation by Him. (Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 1 Peter 3:21)

 8. The Christian Lifestyle

We believe that all followers of the Lord Jesus will seek to live a life of righteousness and good works, exhibit the fruit of the Spirit, and seek to fulfill the Great Commission in making disciples of all nations. We believe all believers make up the Church of Jesus Christ, which is manifest on earth in local churches where believers assemble for worship, teaching, fellowship, service, and prayer. (Matthew 28:18-19; Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 5:16-23; Philippians 2:1-5; 1 Peter 4:10-11)

 9. Angels and Satan

We believe that angels are supernatural beings created by God. There are faithful angels who serve God and fallen angels who have eternally separated themselves from God by following Satan. Satan is a fallen angel who is the adversary of God and His people. (Psalm 33:6; Matthew 12:24-26; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 12:10)

 10. Future Life

We believe that all mankind will experience resurrection. Those who have not accepted Jesus through salvation will be resurrected to an eternity in Hell. Those who have responded to God’s gift of salvation in Jesus will spend a glorious eternity enjoying the splendors of the New Heaven and New Earth which God Himself will create. (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:11-15, 21:18)