Statement of Faith
About the Scriptures:
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160,12:6
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the lost world.
Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
About the Salvation:
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About the Christian Life:
We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
I Thessalonians 4:3; I John 2:29; Romans 5:8; Philippians 2:12,13
About the Church:
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ and have been scripturally baptized as an act of obedience. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.
Matthew 18:17; I Corinthians 1:1-13; I Corinthians 11:2; Matthew 28:20; Acts 2:41,42; I Timothy 3; Titus 1