Statement of Faith

our beliefs

  1. The scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are the inspired (God-breathed) Word of God, without error in the original writings. The Bible is the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of mankind and the divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
  2. There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. Jesus Christ is both truly God and truly man having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross, once for all, as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of God the Father, He is now our High Priest and Advocate (pleader of our cause).
  4. The ministry of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Truth) is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict and regenerate sinners in salvation. He indwells, seals, guides, instructs and empowers believers in sanctification for godly living and service.
  5. Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost. That is, all human beings are born with a sinful nature which is revealed in thought, word and deed
  6. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification (righteousness in the eyes of God) and salvation for all who believe. Only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
  7. Water baptism (portraying the believer’s union with Christ in death and resurrection) and Communion (commemorating Christ’s death until He returns) are ordinances to be observed during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
  8. The true Church is composed of all believers who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated (given a new life) by the Holy Spirit. The Church is the Body of Christ, of which He is the Head; she is the Bride and He is the Bridegroom. It is her responsibility to testify to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
  9. Our Lord Jesus Christ will return bodily. This “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of every believer
  10. The dead will be bodily resurrected as Christ was; the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to everlasting conscious separation from God.

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