Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired and only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. The sixty-six canonical books of the Old and New Testament alone are verbally inspired and inerrant and are the final authority for faith and practice. Since we believe that the Scriptures are the very Word of God, the Bible is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30, 37-38).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26, 9:12); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 2:9); His bodily resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16).
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because all men have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and that men are justified on the single ground of personal faith in Jesus Christ based on His all-sufficient substitutionary death for our sins. It is only by God’s grace through faith we are saved (Romans 3:10, 23; John 3:16-19, 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5-6; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
We believe in the creation of man and of the entire space-time universe by the direct act of God (Genesis 1:26-28; 5:1-2).
LIFE AFTER DEATH
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: those who are saved unto eternal life and those who are lost unto eternal damnation (John 5:28-29).
UNITY OF BELIEVERS
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).
SANCTITY OF LIFE
We believe that all human life is sacred, created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 139:13-16).
HUMAN SEXUALITY AND MARRIAGE
We believe that God has uniquely created us male and female, and we affirm that God’s plan and benevolent intentions for human sexuality are realized within the context of marriage between one man and one woman. We affirm the goodness of sexuality in the context of marriage, the importance of purity, fidelity, and the sacredness of marriage (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:23-24; Matthew 19:4-5).
We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit, by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Ephesians 4:30, 5:18; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20).