Doctrinal Statement


Below is a limited version of our Statement of Faith.  For those interested in the full statement, please visit the church and ask the pastor for a copy…….

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, His Revelation to man, inerrant in the original writings and that it is the supreme and final authority in all matters of doctrine, faith, and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

THE TRINITY OF THE GOD-HEAD

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

THE PRE-EXISTENCE, DEITY, AND INCARNATION OF JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ ever existed with the Father and Holy Spirit and that in His incarnation was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.   (John 1:1-19 & 1 Timothy 3:16)

THE CREATION AND FALL OF MAN

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and incurred not only physical death but spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, are totally depraved and for those that reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word, and deed, and that they must be born-again to be accepted by God. (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:10; Romans 3:23;John 3:1-21)

THE DEATH, RESURRECTION, AND ASCENSION OF JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are saved on the grounds of His shed blood. We believe that He arose bodily from the dead and on the third day in the same body in which He suffered and died. We also believe that our Lord ascended into Heaven; that He is now seated at the right hand of the Father and is our High Priest and Divine Advocate with the Father. We believe that by His finished work of the Cross and His unceasing ministry of intercession in Glory, that Jesus Christ has procured for every believer Eternal Redemption, Eternal Salvation, and Everlasting Life. (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 5:9; John 20:27; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 5:9, 7:25, 8:1,9:12; 1John 2:1; John 3:16)

THE PERSONALITY AND MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, that He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, that He regenerates the sinner by the Word of God, that He permanently indwells the church, and the body of each believer, that He seals, enlightens, and instructs, and guides every born-again person, and that He is the sufficient power for godly living, Christian service and spiritual worship. (John 16:7-15;John 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:23; Ephesians 4:30; John 14:16, 17, 26)

…….Above is a limited version of our Statement of Faith.  For those interested in the full statement, please visit the church and ask the pastor for a copy.