Statement of Faith (Abbreviated)
Scripture We believe the Bible is God’s absolute, objective truth for all people for all times. It is without error in concept or detail in the original writings.
God We believe in the one personal, transcendent, immanent, living God revealed in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ We believe Jesus Christ is the one and only eternal Son of God– fully God and fully man. His submission to His Father’s will culminated in His death on the cross, His burial, and His bodily resurrection. His death on the cross atoned for our sin and satisfied the righteous demands of the holy God.
Humanity We believe that humanity, male and female, is sacred in God’s eyes and was uniquely created by Him, in His image and for His glory.
Sin As a result of the one sin of Adam, his descendants – the whole human race – are separated from relationship with God, spiritually dead, and therefore in a fallen state, and is in need of salvation.
Salvation We believe that salvation is a gift of God, purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross, and received by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
The Church We believe that the New Testament Church is composed of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This body expresses itself in local assemblies in which believers are in a covenant relationship.
We believe in the imminent, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Believers in Christ, at the point of physical death, enter into God’s eternal glory. At the return of Christ, their bodies shall be resurrected, and they shall receive their inheritance of glory in the Kingdom of their Father. We believe that all who die without faith in Jesus Christ have no more hope of redemption. They will be resurrected, judged, and cast into an existence of eternal punishment.