What We Believe
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17 – NASB).
1. There is one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect, holy, eternally existent in three co-equal persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is gracious, merciful, compassionate, abounding in steadfast love and is the righteous judge of all men.
2. The Lord Jesus Christ is truly God and truly Man, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, sinless and perfect. He died sacrificially as our substitute for our salvation and justification. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to His Father’s right hand where He now ministers as our Great High Priest.
3. The Holy Spirit is personal and fully God, possessing all the divine attributes. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. At regeneration, He baptizes believers into the body of Christ and dwells in them permanently. The Holy Spirit seals believers, setting them apart for a holy life.
4. The Bible is verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original documents, and of supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
5. Mankind was made in the image of God, but every member of the human race is fallen and sinful. As a result, mankind incurs death, both physical and spiritual. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for salvation. Redemption is wholly by the blood of Christ and comes by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Every true child of God possesses eternal life.
6. The church, as a whole, is not an organization but a living organism, known as the body of Christ. The local church is composed of believers in a locality. Though autonomous, the local church exists in vital union with all other believers. They gather in Christ’s name as a corporate testimony to the Lordship of Christ and to the oneness of the body of Christ.
7. The Lord Jesus will return. At that time, there will be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, everlasting blessedness of the saved and everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.