We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32)
We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God – Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of all things – infinite and unchanging, who exists eternally in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These persons are equal in every divine way, and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. (Genesis 1:1, 26; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1, 3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19-20; Ephesians 4:5-6)
We believe in God the Father, infinite in perfect holiness, wisdom, power and love. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future. We believe that God the Father reigns with providential care over His universe, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Exodus 15:11-27; Luke 10:21,22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7;Romans 8:14-15; I Timothy 1:1,2; 2:5,6; I Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6)
We believe in the eternal deity of our Lord Jesus Christ – the Son of God, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious, atoning death for the sins of all who would trust in Him alone for salvation through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; Romans 9:5; 8:46; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30, 31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9,10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28; I Timothy 3:16)
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and enables them to trust Christ in faith and follow Him in repentance and godly living; (John 14:16,17,26; 15:26,27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26)
We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that through the temptation of Satan, Adam transgressed the command of God and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God, and inherited a nature corrupt and wholly opposed to God and His law. Therefore, all people since Adam and Eve are sinners by nature and are sinners by choice, guilty in God’s sight, under condemnation and are totally unable to save themselves from God’s righteous wrath. His grace alone provides a way of salvation. (Genesis. 1:26; 5:2; Genesis 3; Genesis 2:17; 3:19; Psalm 51:7; Proverbs 28:13; Eccl. 2:11; Jeremiah 17:9; John 1:13, 3:14-16; 5:24; John 5:30; 7:13; 8:12; 10:26; Romans 3:19, 5:19, 8:1, 9:22; II Corinthians 5:17; II Thessalonians 1:9; James 1:14; I John 1:9; Rev. 19:3,20; 20:10;14,15; 21:18;)
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and is administered solely by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin towards God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire person to Him as Lord and Savior. This is the gospel, that by grace through faith in Jesus, sinners repent and are forgiven by God and declared righteous in His sight. The purpose of the Christian life is to glorify God and enjoy Him in gratitude. (Acts 2:37-38; Romans 3:23-28; 4:1-5, 5:8-10, 10:14; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 2 Corinthians 7:10-11; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:1-8; Philippians 1:29; Titus 3:5; James 2:14-26; 1 John 5:1)We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved into everlasting life in the presence of Christ, and those who are lost into everlasting condemnation and separation from Him. (Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil. 3:20; I Thessalonians 4:15; II Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 4:5; I Corinthians 15; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4- 6,11-15).