Statement of Faith

  1. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is the only infallible and inerrant rule of faith and practice (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:1-21).
  2. There is one true and living God revealed to us in Three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. God is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, truth, and love (Gen. 1:1; John 10:30; John 4:24).
  3. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Eternal and Incarnate Son of God and the only Savior of sinners. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and unites in His Person true Deity and perfect humanity (John 1:1-4; John 14:9; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Matt. 1:18-25).
  4. The substitutionary and vicarious death of Christ on the Cross provided a perfect propitiation (covering) for the sins of the world and “through faith in His blood the value of His redemptive work is created for the believer” (Hebrews 2:9; John 6:44-69; John 3:1-18; Romans 3:25).
  5. Christ arose in a literal, bodily resurrection, and His present work in heaven is as Mediator, Advocate and High Priest. Christ will come again to earth in His personal return as the Blessed Hope of the church (Acts 2:32-36; I Tim. 2:5; Acts 3:12-16; John 20; Heb. 9:24; I Cor. 15:12-58; Acts 1:10-11; John 14:1-4; I Thess. 4:15-18).
  6. The Holy Spirit, proceeding forth from the Father and the Son, possesses full Deity and personality. He came on the day of Pentecost to abide in the church and to indwell all true believers of that church for their instruction, guidance and comfort (Acts 2; 4: 7-37; Rom. 8:1-17).
  7. Men are justified by faith in the shed blood of Christ alone. Those who are justified are also regenerated and made partakers of the Divine nature (John 3:16; 5:25; Romans 5:1-2; 8:15-17; 10:9-10).
  8. The justified and regenerated are called to a life of separation from sinful and worldly practices, and are also called to the service of God and the maintenance of good works (Matt. 16:24; 19:21; Mark 10:21; Rom. 12:1; II Cor. 6: 15-17).
  9. The true church consists of all those who have been born from above and united to Christ, and are therefore members of that spiritual body of which the risen Christ is the Head (I Cor. 12:12-15; I Thess. 4:13-18).
  10. The sacraments instituted by Christ are baptism and Holy Communion. Baptism is to be administered with water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Baptism is the sign and seal of the inward faith that has already taken place in the heart of the believer. Holy Communion is to be observed until Christ returns as a remembrance of His death, a fellowship with the living Christ and His church, and an anticipation of His return. The efficacy of the sacraments is in the blessing by Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit in those who by faith receive Christ (Matthew 28: 18-20; I Cor. 11:17-34).
  11. All men are sinful by nature and practice and are eternally lost apart from the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 3:10-26; 6:23; John 16:8; I Cor. 3:16-17).
  12. The dead shall receive a reward when they are resurrected at the judgment day. Believers will go into eternal blessedness and the devil and all unbelievers into eternal suffering (Isaiah 14: 12-17; John 8:44; 14:1-5; Revelation 20:22).

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