Our “Statement of Faith”
This is not an exhaustive list of Bible doctrines, but here are 11 things that are important for us to agree on. If there is any one of them that you think, “I don’t know about this”, and would like the Scripture references that would support these Bible truths please give us a call to talk to one of the pastors or other elders about it.
1. About the Bible
We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
2. About God
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. About Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of Mary. He died on the cross; the sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from death, ascended into Heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
4. About the Holy Spirit
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
5. About Mankind
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost; only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
6. About Salvation
We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become the children of God.
7. About Christ’s Return
We believe in the personal, pre-millennial, and the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this “blessed hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
8. About Heaven
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believers to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to everlasting conscious punishment.
9. About Salvation
We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the head.
10. About Baptism
We believe that water baptism is a Scriptural witness of an inward regeneration. All who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior shall be urged to make this step in their Christian life.
11. About Communion
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ which all believers and only believers should share in.