What We Believe about the Trinity
We believe in the one triune God, eternally existing in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit–eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory and in each having the same attributes and perfections as the others (Deuteronomy 6:4, II Corinthians 13:14).
We believe in the personal existence of God the Father, the Supreme Being, as both infinite and perfect. He possesses all the attributes of eternity, self-existence, immutability, omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, holiness, righteousness, justice, love, peace and mercy. He created and now sustains all things. He is the Father of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (Genesis 1:1, 26-28, Isaiah 40:21-28, 45:6-7, Zephaniah 3:5, Malachi 3:6, John 3:16, Romans 11:33).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (Luke 1:35, John 1:1-2, I Corinthians 15:1-8, Hebrews 1:6) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death as a representative vicarious and substitutionary sacrifice and that our justification is made by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Romans 3:24-25, Ephesians 1:20-23, I Peter 1:3-5, 2:24) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God. As our High Priest, He now fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 9:24, 7:25, I John 2:1-2).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He is the supernatural agent of regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. He is the abiding Comforter, Teacher, and Guide (John 16:8-11, Romans 8-9, II Corinthians 12:12-14, Ephesians 1:13-14). We believe the Holy Spirit guides believers into all truth. It is the privilege of believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit and the obligation of believers to be obedient to the Holy Spirit. We do not believe that the evidence of being filled is by speaking in tongues, nor do we practice the same (John 16:13, I Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 1:13-14, 5:18, I John 2:20, 27).
What We Believe about the Bible
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in their original writings, infallible and God-Breathed (Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 5:18, John 16:12-13, II Timothy 3:16-17 and II Peter 1:20-21).
What We Believe about Man’s Sin
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inheriting a sinful nature and became alienated from God; that man is totally depraved and utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. Mankind suffered a spiritual and physical death by Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:17, Isaiah 64:6, Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 3:10-13, 6:23, Ephesians 2:1-3).
What We Believe about Salvation
We believe that salvation is the unmerited gift of God given to man by grace and received by repentance and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of sins (John 1:12, Acts 13:38, Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10, I Peter 1:18).
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his resurrection provided the only means for justification and salvation for all who believe; and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God (John 3:16, Romans 5:11, Hebrews 7:25, 9:22).
We believe that all the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30, Romans 8:1, 38-39, I Corinthians 1:4-8, I Peter 1:5).
We believe that it is a privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word however, the Word forbids the misuse of Christian liberty as an occasion to sin (Romans 12:13-14, 8:12-13, Galatians 5:16, 25, Ephesians 4:22-24, Colossians 3:10, I Peter 1:14, I John 3:5-9).
What We Believe about the Church
We believe in the universal Church, a living spiritual body of which Jesus Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized upon a credible profession of faith and associated together for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that it is the obligation of the Church to show witness by life and by word to the truths of the Holy Scriptures and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind.
What We Believe about Marriage and Human Sexuality
Marriage – Marriage is a biblical institution established by God as clearly described in the scriptures. This church recognizes that marriage is only the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Accordingly, this Church, its pastors, staff and members will officiate weddings for only members of this church and will not participate in same sex unions or same sex marriages, nor shall its property or resources be used for such purposes.
Human Sexuality – The Bible teaches that legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage between a man and a woman. Hence, this church opposes all forms of sexual immorality, including but not limited to; adultery, homosexuality, and pornography.