Statement of Faith
  • Section 1. Bible We believe the Bible as comprised of canonical books of the Old and New Testament to be God-inspired. It is the genuine Word of God, authoritative in its commandments, and the only true guide for faith and life. (Exodus 4:12; 2 Samuel 23:2; Psalms 119:160; Jeremiah 1:9; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • Section 2. God We believe in the triune consubstantial God, eternal, unrestricted by space, perfect and unchanging, manifesting Himself in three persons - Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 90:2; Genesis 17:3; Psalms 147:5; 139:7-12; Isaiah 40:28; 57:15; Malachi 3:6; Genesis 1:2; Hebrews 1:8)
  • Section 3. Jesus Christ We believe that Jesus Christ is God's only-begotten Son and that He became incarnate through conception by the Holy Spirit and was born of a virgin. He redeemed the human race from sin through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead, ascended in glory, and He intercedes for believers before our Heavenly Father. (John 1:1, 14, 18; Hebrews 1:8, 13:8; Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:20-25; Isaiah 53:5-6; 2 Corinthians 5:14, 21; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:22, 24, 3:18; Romans 5:8-10; Matthew 28:6; Acts 2:24, 10:39-41, 17:31; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Acts 1:11; Ephesians 1:19-20; Revelation 1:18; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 6:20; 1 John 2:1-2; Hebrews 7:25)
  • Section 4. Holy Spirit We believe in the divine personhood of the Holy Spirit. He convicts the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment. He abides in believers, He guides them into all the truth, He empowers them for ministry, for a righteous life, and to resist sin. (Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 3:3, 17; John 16:7, 13; 2 Corinthians 3:16; Galatians 4:6; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:1-4)
  • Section 5. Creation We believe in the veracity of the biblical claim that creation is a creative act of the Creator. (Genesis 1:1, 21, 27; Exodus 20:11; Mark 10:6; Hebrews 1:10, 11:3)
  • Section 6. Man We believe that man was created by God in God's own image and after God's likeness. As a consequence of his disobedience to God, man sinned, and became spiritually dead, and physically mortal. He became a slave to sin and is unable to free himself from this condition. (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7, 16-17, 3:1-7; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12; John 6:44; Romans 5:6)
  • Section 7. Salvation We believe that a person is saved only by the mercy of God through faith in the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ. He is our justification from all sins through His shed blood. By way of being born again a person becomes a child of God, partakes of eternal life, and acquires many spiritual blessings through Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:8; Romans 3:20-26; Acts 3:38-39; John 1:12-13, 3:4, 8, 16, 5:24; Ephesians 1:3)
  • Section 8. Achieving Salvation We believe that believers' knowledge of their personal salvation is their privilege. We believe that God is strong enough to keep them from falling, yet walking in faith is necessary for a believer to accomplish their salvation and to grow spiritually. (1 John 3:14-15, 5:13; Romans 8:16; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 10:12; Jude 24-25; Galatians 3:11; John 8:31; 2 Peter 1:5-11; Philippians 2:12; 1 Timothy 1:19)
  • Section 9. Church We believe that the Church is Christ's Body consisting of people who have repented before God, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are born again, have received holy ordinance of water baptism, and are baptized by one Spirit into one Body. The Church has God's commission to preach the Gospel to all nations, teaching everyone to obey God's commandments. (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:23; Colossians 1:18; Acts 20:21; Luke 24:47; Acts 17:30, 16:31; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:26; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8, 2:41-42)
  • Section 10. Authorities We believe that governments are established with God's approval and that they are endowed with power to protect the good and punish the evil. We consider it our duty to obey laws, unless such laws restrict our beliefs and our fulfillment of Christian duties. We also consider it to be our duty to pray for our government and people in authority, so that they are able to regard the interests of their citizens, to protect peace, and to serve justice.