STATEMENT OF FAITH
WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man. It is verbally inspired in every word, absolutely inerrant in the original documents. We affirm the infallibility, sufficiency, and authority of the entirety of Scripture.
WE BELIEVE that there is but one living and true God, an infinite, personal being, who is perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three Persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each equally deserving worship and obedience.
WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin conception & birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His penal, substitutionary, atoning death through His crucifixion, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal, literal return in power and glory.
4. HOLY SPIRIT
WE BELIEVE in the Spirit-wrought and Spirit-filled life. The Holy Spirit is the Divine person who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. As the supernatural and sovereign Agent in regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into the body of Christ at the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers believers for service, seals them unto the day of redemption, and bestows spiritual gifts upon them, and fills (controls) those who are yielding to Him in loving obedience to the Scriptures.
WE BELIEVE that the salvation of man, who is sinful and lost, is instantaneous and accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit. He accomplishes this through the instrumentality of the Word of God when the repentant sinner – enabled by the Holy Spirit – responds in faith. This salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood and active righteousness, and not on the basis of human merit or works. All the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.
WE BELIEVE that all who put their faith in Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one united spiritual Body, the church, of which Christ is the head. The purpose of the local church, which is the visible body of Christ, is to glorify God by building its members up in faith, by instruction of the word, by fellowship, by keeping the ordinances, and by advancing and communicating the gospel to the entire world. The formation of the church, the body of Christ, began on the day of Pentecost and will be completed at the coming of Christ for His own at the rapture.
WE BELIEVE that Christians should bear a good testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ by living lives separated unto God, abstaining from worldly practices.
8. END TIMES
WE BELIEVE that God, in His eternal purpose, has also appointed a day of judgment; a day in which He will judge all mankind in righteousness through Jesus Christ. This final judgment will involve the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the unsaved unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.