STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God, given to inform and instruct man regarding his relationship with God and man. (2 Tim 3:16; 1Thes. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

The Nature of God – We believe in one God, eternal and self existent, self-revealed and manifested to man as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19.) We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin, Mary. (John 1:1,14; Mat. 1:18; Luke 1:26-27; Luke 2:7; I Tim. 2:5.) We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and shed his blood as a sacrifice for our sins; He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on High. (I Pet. 2:24; Heb. 9:11-14; I Cor. 15:3-8; Acts 2:32-36; Heb. 10:12.) We believe in the personal, literal second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to judge both the quick and the dead. (I Thess. 4:16; Heb 9:27; I Cor. 15:51-52; Rev. 20:11-15; Acts 24:15.) We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to glorify Christ, to convict men of sin, righteousness and judgment and to empower the believer. (John 15:26; John 16:8, 14; Acts 1:8.)

 Man, His Fall and Salvation – We believe man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” As it is written, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14, Rom. 3:10, Rom. 3:23; I John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8).
 Eternal Life and the New Birth – We believe man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that makes the way for repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled produces eternal life (II Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5).