Statement Of Faith

statement of faithTHE BIBLE – We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God, in all matters of faith, conduct and truth. II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:20-21

God – We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:16; 28:19; Luke 3:22, Ephesians 4:4-6; II Corinthians 13:14

Jesus – We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His future return in power and glory. John 1:1-4; Matthew 1:18-23; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 & 4:14-16; II Corinthians 5:21; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:11 & 2:22-24, Luke 24: 36-43; Acts 1:11; Mark 13:32-37

The Holy Spirit – We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. Ephesians 3:16, 17; John 16:7-15; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16-18 & 5:22,23; Romans 8:9-10

Man – We believe God created man in his own image and desires an intimate relationship with him. Man sinned which separated him from God who out of a deep love for His creation made a way to bridge the gap through the precious blood of His only son. Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 3:23,24, John 3:3-5,16-18

Salvation – We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. In His death and bodily resurrection Jesus won for us victory over death and the power of the Devil. By God’s grace and only through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ can we experience forgiveness, be made acceptable to our Holy Maker and enjoy a close relationship with Him. Titus 3:4-7; Luke 24:46-47; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Acts 2:38; 4:12; Romans 10:10

Church – We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church. Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:11-16, I Corinthians 12:12; Acts 2

Evangelism – We believe the ministry of evangelism is a responsibility of both the church and each Christian. Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; Matthew 28:18-20; I Peter 3:15