What We Believe
Statement of Faith
“These statements are to be considered as fundamental; the basis for the foundation of this Church.”
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning, and all issues of interpretation and meaning shall be determined by the pastor. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by the Church. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are co-eternal in being, co-equal in power and glory, of the same essence, and have the same attributes. Deuteronomy 6:4; John 14:26; Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:7; Hebrews 1:8; Acts 5:3,4.
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, He left heaven’s glories to be born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life, He died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, He rose from the dead, He ascended to the right hand of God where He makes intercession for the believers. We believe He is true God and true man. Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 1:18-25; I Peter 2:22; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 7:25; Luke 19:10, John 3:16-18.
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; that He regenerates sinners; that He baptizes all believers into the body of Christ, and that He seals them unto the day of redemption. We also believe He indwells, empowers, and instructs believers. John 16:7-14; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14.
We believe man was created in the image of God. Man sinned and thereby received spiritual death which is separation from God. Since Adam’s sin, man has inherited a sinful nature. He is totally depraved and utterly unable of himself to remedy his lost condition. Genesis 1:26,27; Genesis 3; Romans 5:12; Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, that all who believe in and on Him are justified by faith and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, becoming the Children of God. We believe salvation is received by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ, and by this act we are made members of the body of Christ which is the true Church. I Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 1:7; John 1:12,13; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:9-13.
— a complete statement of faith is available upon request.