Statement Of Faith

We Believe:

The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternal.

That the one true God exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

That man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation.

That man’s nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

That salvation of man is wholly a work of God’s free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justifies them in His sight.

That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation. Only those who receive Jesus Christ and are born of the Holy Spirit become the children of God.

That every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit and to subdue the lusts of the flesh.

That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.
 That water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

That God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.

That Jesus Christ will come again to the earth – personally, visibly and bodily – to consummate history and the eternal plan of God; and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

That there is a bodily resurrection of the dead; with the believers going onto to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; and the unbelievers going onto judgment and everlasting punishment.

That there is a baptism of the Holy Spirit with the manifestation of speaking in tongues. (Acts 2)

That every believer should manifest the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23)

That healing, deliverance, prophecy and the gifts of the Spirit should be manifested in the church services. (1 Cor 12)

That the Word of God should be confirmed with miracles, signs and wonders following. (Mark 16:20)

That we are not to be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ in all its fullness, power and glory. (Matt 6:13, Rom 1:16)