This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith; The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe.
- Holy Spirit
- Fall of Man
- Local Church
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the inerrant, infallible and God-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:20-21)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgement. (John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 1:13-14)
We believe that He is the divine Teacher who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scriptures. (Ephesians 1:17-18; 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27)
We believe that Mary was the virgin mother of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is solely responsible for Jesus’ conception making Him truly the Son of God. (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27, 31-35; Matthew 1:20, 23)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross. (Acts 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
The resurrection of Christ is of primary importance to the Christian. The sign of Christianity is not the cross but the empty tomb. (1 Corinthians 15:12-19). The results of the resurrection include:
1. A guarantee of our justification. (Romans 4:25).
2. A guarantee of present day power. (Ephesians 1:18 – 2:10).
3. A guarantee of our own resurrection. (2 Corinthians 4:14)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Intercessor and advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2)
Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that in Adam's sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. (Matthew 12:31-32; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:9)
We recognize water baptism (immersion) and the Lord's Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the church in this age. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 8:36-38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churched is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)
We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control. (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; Romans 16:1, 4; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 5:4-7, 13; 1Peter 5:1-4)
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 14:10,26; 2Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that the universe was created by God in six literal, 24-hour periods. (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11)
We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23)