statement of faith
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine final authority for all Christian faith & life.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are equal in every divine perfection.
We believe in God the Father, who is true holiness, eternal power, infinite love, absolute truth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins according to the scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of God, He is now our advocate and High Priest and in the person of the Holy Spirit, indwells the believer; He will return in glory to judge the living and the dead.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to convict, regenerate, seal, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower believers for life and service.
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, chose to sin and is, therefore, spiritually dead. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can he obtain salvation and spiritual life.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification, sanctification, and glorification of those who believe, and that all who thus receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and become children of God.
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are commanded by our Lord Jesus and are, therefore, to be observed by the church. They are not, however, to be regarded as means of salvation. This church shall practice believers’ baptism by immersion.
We believe that the true church is composed of everyone who has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit through saving faith in Jesus Christ, who is its Lord and Head; and that God has called His church to worship Him, to disciple believers and to proclaim the Gospel to all the world. The local church shall be composed of members of the true church. Every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs.
We believe that it is appointed unto man once to die, and after this, judgment will occur. We also believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and eternal separation from God.
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.