Statement of Faith

God

We believe in one God, who is Creator of all, who has revealed Himself in three distinct Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, yet who is one in being, essence, and glory. God is eternal, infinite, and sovereign. God is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, and unchanging. God is holy, just, and righteous. God is love, gracious, merciful, and good.

Scripture References

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Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is God incarnate, God in human form, the expressed image of the Father, who, without ceasing to be God, became man in order that He might demonstrate who God is and provide the means of salvation for humanity.

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary; that He is truly fully God and truly fully man; that He lived a perfect, sinless life; that all His teachings are true. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for all humanity as a substitutionary sacrifice. We hold that His death is sufficient to provide salvation for all who receive Him as Savior; that our justification is grounded in the shedding of His blood; and that it is attested by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven in His glorified body and is now seated at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate.


Holy Spirit

We believe in the deity and personality of Holy Spirit. He regenerates sinners and indwells believers. He is the agent by whom Jesus Christ baptizes all believers into His body. He is the seal by whom the Father guarantees the salvation of believers unto the day of redemption. He is the Divine Teacher who illumines believers’ hearts and minds as they study the Word of God.

We believe that Holy Spirit is ultimately sovereign in the distribution of spiritual gifts. We believe that the miraculous gifts of the Spirit empower development of the church.


Bible

We believe the Bible, comprised of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. In faith we hold the Bible to be inerrant in the original writings, God-breathed, and the complete and final authority for faith and practice. While still using the individual writing styles of the human authors, Holy Spirit perfectly guided them to ensure they wrote precisely what He wanted written, without error or omission.


 

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Jesus Christ’s death fully accomplished justification through faith and redemption from sin. Jesus Christ died in our place and bore our sins in His own body. On the third day after His death, Jesus Christ physically rose again, proving and validating His victory over sin and death.

We believe salvation is received by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. Good works and obedience are results of salvation, not requirements for salvation. Due to the greatness, sufficiency, and perfection of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, all those who have truly received Jesus Christ as Savior are eternally secure in salvation, kept by God’s power, secured and sealed in Jesus Christ forever. Just as salvation cannot be earned by good works, neither does it need good works to be maintained or sustained. Good works and changed lives are the inevitable results of salvation.