Statement of Faith
At the most basic level, we believe in:
The instructive Word of God the Father
The Lordship and centrality to our faith of Jesus Christ
The continuing work and ministry of the Holy Spirit
- In the Trinity. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- That God is the creator of all things and in Him is life and He gives life to all things. God is omnipotent, omniscient, holy, righteous, loving and infinitely good. He all-knowing and all-powerful and all humans should grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord (2 Pet. 3:18).
- That all humans are created in the image of God. Man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death. By our sinful nature we have fallen short of the Glory of God and need to be reconciled. Salvation is only available through the name, person, work, and grace of Jesus Christ (Jn. 14:6; Jn. 3:16; Rom.5:8). By his blood we are saved.
- That the Bible, Old and New Testament, is God’s inspired and inerrant message to all people. The word of God is perfect and complete. God has revealed eternal truths in His Word which shall remain humankind’s final authority for all matters pertaining to life and faith. We understand the Word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit (Psalm 19:7).
- That the Holy Spirit is fully God. He convicts the world of sin, dwells in believers, and empowers Christians to live holy lives. The Holy Spirit distributes spiritual gifts for the edification of the Body of Christ. His continued work is to sanctify creation.
- That Jesus Christ is truly God and truly Man and the only begotten Son of the Father. Jesus was literally conceived and born of a virgin named Mary. Jesus lived a sinless life and was crucified (1 Pet. 2:22; 1 Jn. 3:5). We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus and in His ascension into heaven. He is seated at the right hand of the Father and serves as our High Priest and Advocate.
- That Jesus will return to gather His church, as well as the resurrect the dead in Christ at His return (1 Cor. 15:21-23). Those who have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and regenerated by the Holy spirit through confession.
- That Christ is the Head of the Church, which should be governed by Him and that ministers are simply under-shepherds (Eph. 1:22-23). Therefore those who belong to Christ will inherit eternal life in a literal Kingdom of Heaven (Isaiah 65; Zech. 14).
- That the Lord appointed two ordinances- Baptism and the Lord’s supper.