STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

We believe the scriptures to be the inspired infallible word of God.

 

We believe in the one true and living God, creator of heaven and earth, revealed to us in the Bible as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. These three being equal in essence, in attributes and eternal being, yet there being but one God.

 

We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived sinless among men, was crucified for our redemption and rose on the third day for our justification. We believe that He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will know no end.

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit and His ministry as the representative of Christ on earth. By Him those who believe the gospel are regenerated, indwelt, nourished in the Word of God, gifted for service, baptized into the body of Christ. He also teaches, guides and empowers every believer, continuing to sanctify them and to develop in them the image and likeness of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

We believe that Satan is a created, personal being, the instigator of sin, that he is the declared enemy of God and man, and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire.

 

We believe that all men possess the fallen nature of Adam and are sinners by nature and deeds, totally depraved and unable to please God or stand in His holy presence; and that if they remain unrepentant and unbelieving, they shall be eternally separated from God.

 

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone. It is appropriated through faith in Jesus Christ, repentance from sin, and baptism into Christ for the remission of sins.  Those whose sins are forgiven are born anew by the Holy Spirit, and enter into eternal life as children of God with all the mercies and blessings, privileges and responsibilities accorded them in the Holy Bible.

 

We believe that the church is the body of Christ on earth and consists of all those who have accepted His grace and have been born of water and the spirit. We believe the church is a divine institution to which God has committed the message of reconciliation for all nations.