This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
– Romans 3:22
First and foremost, we are faithful Believers and Followers of Jesus Christ.
Our Statement of Faith is an effort to put into familiar terms what we believe.
Each generation through history has sought fresh, dynamic and accurate language for what God reveals about Himself in His Word and through His people.
Each tenet of our Statement of Faith is followed by a brief explanation and references from the Bible.
Salvation by Grace
We believe in salvation by grace. Salvation by grace is a free gift from God, given to all who believe in His Son Jesus, the Christ, and accept Him as the Lord of their life. (Matthew 16:21-26) (John 3:16-19) (John 14:6) (Acts 4:12) (Romans 10:9-13) (Ephesians 2:4-9) (I John 5:9-12)
Deity of Christ
We believe in the deity of our Lord, Christ Jesus. Jesus is God incarnate and was manifest in human flesh. He was like us in all ways except for one: being free from sin. (Isaiah 9:6-7) (John 1:1-14) (John 5:22-23) (John 8:54-58) (John 10:30)
The Holy Bible Is The True, Inspired Word of God
We believe that the Holy Bible is the true, inspired Word of God, and that the Word of God is eternal and unbroken. (Numbers 23:16-19) (John 1:1-14) (II Timothy 3:15-17)
God Exists In Three Persons – The Trinity
We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father; God the Son; and God the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) (Matthew 28:19-20) (Mark 12:28–31) (I John 5:7)
Virgin Birth of Christ
We believe that our Lord was conceived by the Holy Ghost, and was born of the Virgin Mary. (Isaiah 7:14) (Matthew 1:18-23)
Christ Died for Our Sins
We believe in the vicarious atoning death of Jesus, who died on the cross so that we might live — offering Himself up as the perfect sacrifice for sinful man. (Romans 5:6-10) (I Thessalonians 5:9-10)
Bodily Resurrection and Ascension of Christ
We believe that Christ is the risen savior. Jesus rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. (Acts 1:8-11) (Romans 8:31-35)
We believe that all believers should receive water baptism as a symbol and demonstration of our faith, and in obedience to the commandment of our Lord. This act represents a commitment by the believer, and should be accompanied by a renewal and sanctification via the Holy Spirit. Water baptism is an outward symbol of spiritual identification with His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:18-20) (Mark 1:4-11)
Fruits and Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit, for the edification of the body of believers, and enabling the believer to live a life that is pleasing to God. (Matthew 7:13-23) (Acts 2:38-39) (Romans 12:4-8) (I Corinthians 12:1-12) (I Corinthians 13:1-3) (Galatians 5:22-26)
Bodily Resurrection of the Saints to Eternal Life
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saints to eternal life. (Isaiah 26:19) (Daniel 12:1-3) (Matthew 22:30-32) (Mark 12:25-27) (Luke 20:34-38) (John 5:25-29) (Romans 8:22-23) (I Corinthians 15:35-45) (I Corinthians 15:51-55) (I Corinthians 15:20-28) (Philippians 3:20-21) (I John 3:1-3) (Revelation 20:4-6)
Second Coming of Jesus Christ
We believe in the second coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. (Matthew 24:1-44) (John 14:1-3) (Acts 1:9-11) (I Corinthians 15:20-24) (I Thessalonians 4:15-17) (I Thessalonians 5:1-3) (II Thessalonians 2:1-4) (Titus 2:11-13)
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