Bible: We believe that the
sixty-six books of the Bible as originally given are in their entirety the Word of God,
that they are unique and final, and that they are therefore the supreme authority for
faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21). We believe that God has providentially
preserved the integrity of these biblical scriptures down through the ages so that they
remain reliable today (Matthew 5:18).
God: We believe that there is one true and living God, who is the creator
and ruler of heaven and earth. He is inexpressibly glorious in wisdom, power, and
holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love. In the unity of the
Godhead there are three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in every divine
perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in all their works (Matthew
3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God; He became
man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a
virgin, so that He has two distinct natures, divine and human, in one Person forever (John
1:2-3; Philippians 2:6; Colossians 1:15-16; Hebrews 1:2-3).
Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person and not an
influence; He is the third Person of the Trinity, and as such is co-essential and co-equal
with the Father and the Son (Acts 5:3-4). His convicting, regenerating and sanctifying
activity is based upon the redemptive work of Christ and the preaching of the gospel (John
16:13-14; Titus 3:5,6; Ephesians 2:22).
Man: We believe that through the disobedience of Adam all have become a
sinners both by nature and choice (Psalms 51:5; Romans 5:12ff), and that apart from
regeneration, we are at enmity with God (Romans 8:7), disposed only to doing our own will
Salvation: We believe that God in His grace has provided salvation
through the Person and work of Jesus Christ, who bore our sins in His own body on the
cross (1 Peter 2:24); that salvation is apart from any human merit; that it is the
accomplished by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5),
producing repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and that this
is manifest in a life characterized by obedience to the will of God as it is made known in
the Word of God (Matthew 7:21-24; Ephesians 2:10).
Church: We believe that, upon personal trust in Jesus Christ, the
believer is baptized by the Spirit into the Church which is the body of Christs (1
Corinthians 12:12-13); local assemblies, meeting for edification and evangelism, are its
Missions: We believe that as Christians we are called to make the gospel
known to our neighbors and to all nations (Matt. 28:19-20), and to make disciples through
prayerful instruction in the Scriptures, with the aim of building up local congregations
that are mature in the faith (Ephesians 4:11-13).
Last Things: We believe that Jesus Christ will return bodily at the end
of the age to judge the living and the dead; that all men will be raised, those who have
personally trusted in Christ to a resurrection of life, and the lost to be sent into
eternal punishment (John 5:29; Revelation 20:11-15).
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