Statements of Faith
We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God.
(1 Cor. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deut 6:4, 2 Cor 13:14)
We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
(John 1:1-2; Luke 1:35; Rom. 3:24-25; 1 Pet. 1:3-5).
We believe that people are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful people.
(Rom. 8:1, 38, 39; John 10:27-30; 1 Cor. 1:4-8; Phil. 1:6; 2 Tim. 1:12, Eph 1:3-8, 2 Thes 2:13, 1 Pet 1:3-5, 1 Cor 6:19-20, 1 Pet 1:18-19).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live the Godly life of obedience as he reaches for maturity.
(Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Eph. 1:13-14, 5:18-20, 1 Cor 6:19-20, Rom 8, Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – those who are saved to the resurrection of eternal life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of eternal punishment.
(John 5:24-29; John 3:14-17; John 3:36; 1 John 5:11-13; John 11:24-26; John 17:1-3; Matthew 13:40-43; Matthew 25:41-46).
We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one Body, the Church and the evidence of that spiritual unity is shown by our love for one another. We believe each individual believer is uniquely gifted by the Holy Spirit with divine abilities necessary for the growth and edification of the Body as a whole.
(1 Cor 12, Eph. 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 4:11-16, 5:25-27; John 13:34-35;1 John 3:14-18).