Statement of Faith

The Bible
We believe the Bible is God’s Holy Word and is inerrant in the original writings. We further believe that the Scriptures are the written revelation of God’s will and the supreme and final authority for all faith and practice. (II Tim. 3:16, 17)

The Godhead
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (John 1:1-4; Matt 28:19-20; II Cor 13:14)

The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that Christ is fully God and fully man. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, perfect substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the whole world, bodily resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of the Father. We believe in the personal return of Christ to receive His Church unto Himself. (Matt. 1:18-23)

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin. He indwells believers and fills them with the power to live a life pleasing to God. (John 14:16-17; 15:26; 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:9)

We believe that man was created by God and in His image, but that he sinned and as a consequence is guilty before God—resulting in physical and spiritual death (separation from God). This sinful condition and resultant death has been transmitted to the entire human race (Christ being the only exception).     (Gen. 1:26; 2:17; Eph. 2:1-3; Rom. 5:12-19)

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)

We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. (Genesis 2:18-25, Matthew 19:1, Ephesians 5:22-33, Romans 1:18-32, Hebrews 13:4)

We believe that all human life is sacred and 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. (Ps. 139.)

Since all of mankind is separated from God, it follows that all need to be reconciled to God. We believe this comes only by trusting in Christ alone, His substitutionary death, and His bodily resurrection on our behalf. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God. (Rom. 5:6-9; II Cor. 5:21; Eph. 1:7, 2:8-9)