Statement of faith

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God

 We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving

unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge

and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to

make all things new for His own glory.


The Bible

 We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words

of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original

writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every

realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it

teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.


The Human Condition

 We believe 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.


Jesus Christ

 We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures.

Jesus—Israel's promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into

heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.


The Work of Christ

 We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the

perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the

only ground for salvation.


The Holy Spirit

 We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the

world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and

adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers

believers for Christ-like living and service.


The Church

 We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God;s grace through faith

alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head.

The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers.

The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly

express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in

genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.


Christian Living

 We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose.

God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for

one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s

power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to

Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in

word and deed.


Christ’s Return

 We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of

Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates

the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.


Response and Eternal Destiny

 We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in

repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge

the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer

to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His

glorious grace. 

Amen.

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