Statement of Faith

Scripture: We believe in the Holy Scriptures, accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very Word of God, given by verbal inspiration and preserved in all parts unto all generations, an infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice.

God: We believe that there is one living and true God, an infinite, perfect, and personal Spirit, the Creator and Ruler of the Universe, Who is worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; and that in the unity of the Godhead, eternally existent, there are three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ: We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ and in His Virgin Birth, where He freely took upon Himself human nature, yet without sin; that He honored the Divine law by His perfect obedience and shed His blood for atonement for our sins; we believe in His bodily resurrection and His bodily ascension into Heaven to be our Intercessor.

Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin and makes believers children of God through the New Birth, assuring them of Heaven; by His indwelling, He enables Christians to live godly lives and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ happens at the moment of salvation.

Man: We believe that man was created by the special act of God in a state of holiness, under the law of his Maker, but through the temptation of Satan, he voluntarily transgressed and fell from this holy state, in consequence of which all men are by nature and choice sinful and lost.

Salvation: We believe in salvation by grace through faith, through Jesus Christ; that salvation is the free gift of God, not by any virtue of works of men but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept salvation by faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own sinfulness; that all true believers possess the gift of eternal life and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish.

Spiritual Growth: We believe that, according to the will of God, believers are made partakers of God’s holiness in a progressive work that is begun in regeneration and is carried on throughout their earthly life by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit working through the Word of God to bring repentance and deeper faith.

The Future: We believe that only those justified by faith in the name of the Lord Jesus are truly righteous in God’s sight; that those who continue in unbelief are wicked and under the curse of eternal death; and that eternity holds everlasting conscious punishment of the wicked in Hell and the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saints in Heaven.