STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe…. 

1. In one God, who is the creator and sustainer of all things, eternally  existing and living in perfection in the Trinitarian persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

2. In the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, which are the  complete revelation of God’s will for salvation. These are inspired by God, without error  in the original writings, infallible for His purposes, and sufficient for the life and work of  every believer. 

3. In Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified  under Pontius Pilate, Who died on a cross for our sins, but rose from the dead on the 3rd day. He ascended into heaven and is now interceding for us at the right hand of the  Father, until He comes again bodily, visibly and gloriously to establish the promised  Kingdom of God. He is fully God and fully man, existing from eternity to eternity. 

4. In the Holy Spirit, who like the Father and the Son, is responsible for  the creation of all things, who proceeds from the Father and the Son to regenerate and  empower the believer in Jesus for godly life and service. 

5. That God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when  tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by  choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in  Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed. 

6. In Salvation for the believer, which is enabled by God’s grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone. This salvation is secured by faith in the person and  work of Jesus, and not by our good works; yet genuine salvation is not barren, being  normally evidenced by a changed life which exhibits the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit. 

7. In the Church, which is the body of Christ on earth, existing as one holy  and universal family, manifested in countless local churches, being made up of all those  in every age and place who have believed in Jesus as Savior. We believe that baptism  and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed according to the Lord’s command,  yet not to be considered a means for obtaining salvation. 

8. That it is the duty of Christian believers to live in a manner that glorifies  God. This should be reflected in personal holiness, a commitment to evangelism and  discipleship, and a connection to the fellowship of believers. 

9. That Jesus Christ shall soon return to raise the faithful from the dead  and to reign on the earth according to God’s promises and covenants to Abraham and  to David.

10. That there shall be a day of divine judgement for all the living and the  dead. The righteous shall inherit eternal life and enjoy God forever and ever. The  wicked and unbelieving shall be separated from God, being cast into the lake of fire to  suffer everlasting, conscious punishment.