Statement of Faith

What we believe about:

God

He is one; He is holy infinite, eternal, unchangeable, and Creator of all things; He exists in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; these three are the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the eternal second Person of the Trinity. He is God and He is man, born a human being by the miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended into heave, and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only Mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own people. He shall come again to earth, personally and visibly, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

The Holy Spirit

He is the eternal third person of the Trinity. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them a recognition of their need of a Savior and regenerates them. At the point of salvation, He permanently dwells in every believer and becomes the source of assurance, strength, discernment, and wisdom. He gives to each believer gifts to be used in building up Christ’s church. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying scripture and makes it possible for believers to lead a Christ-like life.

The Holy Bible

The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are divinely inspired. We hold that the Scriptures are inerrant and infallible in the original manuscripts. They are the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice.

Salvation

It is the central purpose of God’s revelation in scripture. Human beings are created to have fellowship with God, but as the result of the disobedience of Adam, all have fallen into a sinful nature. While human beings continue in this sinful nature, all their works are sinful. Thus, salvation is wholly a work of God’s free grace, not the result of human works or goodness.

The Church

There is one true church universal, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as their only Savior and Lord. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two sacraments of the Church.

Faith & Practice

Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. This church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, believers are to be led in those areas by the Lord, to whom they alone are ultimately responsible.

Human Destiny

Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. That, at death, the souls of believers enter into a state of happiness, the souls of unbelievers into a state of misery; that there will be a resurrection of the bodies both of believers and unbelievers at the Second Coming of Christ. They will be raised spiritually to reunion with their souls and the living will also be changed. All humanity will appear before Jesus Christ, their final judge, to receive a reward according to the deeds done in the body. Believers will be received into eternal life in Heaven and non-believers will be doomed to everlasting punishment in Hell. We believe this Statement of Faith to be an accurate summary of what Scripture teaches. All members shall refrain from advocating doctrines that are not included in the Statement of Faith in such a way as to cause dissension.

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