Our Faith Statement
“There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God and Father of us all…”Ephesians 4:4-6
The Bible is verbally inspired in every word (2 Timothy 3:16), without error or contradiction in the original documents. We teach the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17).
We teach that the Bible is the standard for personal conduct and reveals the only way of salvation (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 10:35; 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
The Bible is completely inspired, God is infinite and all-knowing Spirit (John 4:24), perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)—each equally deserving worship and obedience.
is fully God and fully man (the Deity of Christ). We teach that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, is coequal and coeternal with the Father (John 10:30; 14:9).
All things were created by and for Him (John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2).
God became flesh in Jesus Christ without altering His divine nature or surrendering any of the divine attributes, made Himself of no reputation by taking on a full human nature yet without sin (Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26). Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:35) and thus born of a woman (Galatians 4:4-5), so that the divine and the human were joined together in one person. He is the perfect God-man and the only mediator between God and man.
We teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, eternal, possessing all the attributes of personality and deity, including intellect (1 Corinthians 2:10-13), emotions (Ephesians 4:30), will (1 Corinthians 12:11). He is eternal (Hebrews 9:14), omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-10), omniscient (Isaiah 40:13-14), omnipotent (Romans 15:13), and and full of truth (John 16:13). In all the divine attributes He is coequal with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 28:25-26; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Jeremiah 31:31-34 with Hebrews 10:15-17).
The work of the Holy Spirit is to execute God’s divine will with relation to all mankind. We recognize His sovereign activity in creation (Genesis 1:2), the incarnation (Matthew 1:18), the written revelation (2 Peter 1:20-21), and the work of salvation (John 3:5-7).
We teach that the Holy Spirit is the supernatural and sovereign Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers them for service, and seals them unto the day of redemption (Romans 8:9; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 1:13).
We teach that the Holy Spirit is the divine Teacher, who guided the apostles and prophets into all truth as they committed to writing God’s revelation, the Bible (2 Peter 1:19-21). Every believer possesses the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit from the moment of salvation, and it is the duty of all those born of the Spirit to be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit (John 16:13; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27).
We teach that the Holy Spirit administers spiritual gifts to the church in order to redeem the lost and build up believers in the most holy faith (John 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 2 Corinthians 3:18).
Man was directly and immediately created by God in His image and likeness. Man was created free of sin with a rational nature, intelligence, volition, self-determination, and moral responsibility to God (Genesis 2:7, 15-25; James 3:9). God’s intention in the creation of man was that man should glorify God, enjoy God’s fellowship, live his life in the will of God, and by this accomplish God’s purpose for man in the world (Isaiah 43:7; Col. 1:16; Revelation 4:11).
We teach that in Adam’s sin of disobedience to the revealed will of God man lost his innocence and received the penalty of spiritual and physical death. Mankind is incapable of choosing or doing that which is acceptable to God apart from divine grace. Man’s salvation is thereby wholly of God’s grace through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ (Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-19; John 3:36; Romans 3:23; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Timothy 2:13-14; 1 John 1:8).
is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
The purpose of the church is for equipping the members to use their individual spiritual gifts to advance Christ’s Kingdom (every member is a minister).
We believe and practice two ordinances; (1) water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and being ‘born again’ through belief and confession of the gospel, and, (2) Holy Communion as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
God has ordained marriage as a covenant relationship between a man and a woman and Himself (Gen. 2:18-25).
Jesus came to save us from our sins and bring us into relationship with Himself and others so we are a people gathering as spiritual family because we all have the same Father through Christ.