Statement of Faith

What We Believe

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is “inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness”. We believe that Jesus Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of all Scripture and that all Scripture points to Christ who is the living Word. We believe in the inerrancy of the Scripture and that it is the final and supreme authority for our faith and live. (2 Tim 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21)

 

WE BELIEVE that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (1 Tim. 2:5; Mat. 28:19; John 15:26)

 

WE BELIEVE that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.

 

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin.

 

WE BELIEVE that man, made in the image of God, is a fallen creature by virtue of his rebellion against his Creator and thus deserves eternal judgment from a righteous God.(Gen. 1:17; 3:6-24; Rom. 5:12-19; Ef. 2:1-3)

 

WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ ( Romans 8 : 9; I Corinthians 12: 12-13; Galatians 3 : 26-28 ) .

 

WE BELIEVE that Jesus is the Son of God, uniting in the single person of the Son two distinct and complete natures: divine and human. He lived as the perfect man to fulfill God’s plan for all humanity. The sacrificial death of Christ paid the full penalty of man’s sin and provided salvation for all believers. Christ’s bodily resurrection from the grave, showing His triumph over sin and death, offers the promise of resurrection and eternal life to all who have faith in Him.

 

WE BELIEVE that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.

 

WE BELIEVE that salvation is by grace through faith. Justification before God, which gives us freedom from punishment and gives life with God, is available only as a gift from God through faith in Jesus Christ. At the time of conversion the Holy Spirit baptizes every believer into the body of Christ and enables him to:

• grow in maturity and conformity to the image of Christ,

• grow in love for God and for fellow man, and

• bear witness to the saving power of Christ in the world.

 

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; Hebrews 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His Ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).

 

WE BELIEVE in the absolute necessity of forgiveness of sin and the regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that people are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved; and that “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” other than the name of Jesus Christ (John 3:16-19; John 5:24; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8-9; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; 1 John 1:9; Revelation 3:20).

 

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29)

 

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; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 5:18).

 

WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible, and pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ to the Earth. He will return with His saints and set up a kingdom of which there will be no end.

 

WE BELIEVE that after Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.

 

WE BELIEVE in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised according to Scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.

 

 

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