THE BIBLE: We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired word of God, infallible and inerrant, complete in the original manuscripts, and the supreme authority for faith & life.
GOD (THE TRINITY): We believe in one God who eternally and equally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
THE FATHER: We believe in God the Father who is perfect in all His attributes, some of which are His holiness, justice, wisdom, mercy, wrath, power, and love. God is sovereign over all, creator of all, knows all, is present with all, and is worthy to receive all glory and adoration forever.
THE SON, JESUS CHRIST: We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit, Jesus became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and purchased redemption for those who trust in Him as Savior and Lord through His vicarious, substitutionary death on the cross, and His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. Jesus victoriously ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of the Father, where He reigns as High Priest and head of the church until He personally and visibly returns in power and glory.
THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity and is co-equal with the Father and Son. The Holy Spirit regenerates spiritually dead sinners, awakening them to repentance and faith, and indwells every believer in Christ at salvation. He provides abiding help and power for daily living, conviction of sin, understanding biblical truth, testimony of the gospel, progressive sanctification, and distributes spiritual gifts which are to be used to build up the body of Christ and are to be exercised according to biblical guidelines and priorities.
HUMANITY: We believe God made man, male and female, in His own image, as the crown of creation. As the federal head of mankind, Adam disobeyed God in sin thereby incurring physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God. Consequently, all human beings are born with a totally depraved sinful nature and willingly practice sin resulting in deserved condemnation. Man has no hope or power to restore or save oneself apart from God’s own gracious intervention.
SALVATION: We believe that salvation is the gift of God by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.
ETERNAL LIFE: We believe all people will experience bodily resurrection and will exist forever. Those who have been saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ will enter the kingdom of God and enjoy union with God forever. Those who deny Jesus Christ as Lord remain in their sin and as a result, remain under God’s perfect wrath resulting in eternal suffering apart from God forever in Hell.
THE CHURCH: We believe God by His Word and Spirit creates the Church, calling sinful men and women into the eternal fellowship of Christ’s body. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by obeying and teaching His Word, making disciples, serving others and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with a lost world. All members of the body of Christ are to be committed participants of a local church. Jesus, who is the ultimate head of the Church, commands His people to submit to the authority of pastoral elders and the Word of God.
THE CONSUMMATION OF ALL THINGS: The consummation of all things includes the future, physical, visible, personal, and glorious return of Jesus Christ; the resurrection of the dead and the translation of those alive in Christ; the judgment of the just and the unjust; and the fulfillment of Christ’s kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth. In the consummation, Satan with his hosts and all those outside Christ are finally separated from the benevolent presence of God, enduring eternal punishment, but the righteous, in glorious bodies, shall live and reign with Him forever, serving Him and giving Him unending praise and glory.