STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. Since we believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, the Bible is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17 | 2 Peter 1:20-2)
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:1 | Deuteronomy 6:4 | Matthew 28:19 | John 10:30)
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3 | Ephesians 1:7 | Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25 | 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19 | Ephesians 1:20); and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-13).
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because all men have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and that men are justified on the single ground of personal faith in Jesus Christ based on his all sufficient sacrificial death for our sins. It is only by God’s grace through faith alone we are saved.
(John 3:16-19; 5:24 | Romans 3:23 | Ephesians 2:8-10 | Titus 3:5)
Life after Death
We believe, according to His promise, that Jesus will physically return for His people. This truth has been revealed to provide the believer comfort and encouragement in his life.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
Sanctity of Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
(Genesis 1:26-27 | Psalms 139:13-16)
Gender, Human Sexuality, and Marriage
We believe that God has uniquely and immutably created us male and female. We believe, these two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God, and that rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We affirm that God’s plan and benevolent intentions for human sexuality are found exclusively within the context of marriage between one man and one woman and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that context. We affirm the goodness of sexuality in the context of marriage, the importance of purity, fidelity, and the sacredness of marriage.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:23-24 | Matthew 19:4-5 | Mark 10:6-9)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
(Romans 8:13-14 | 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20 | Ephesians 4:30; 5:18)
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