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Doctrines of Faith

BIBLE:

We believe the Bible, Old and New Testaments, is supernaturally inspired by God so that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal and plenary inspiration, so that it is divinely authoritative standard for every person. We believe that it is God’s message to man and is ‘God breathed’. (2 Peter 1:20-21Matt. 5:18;1 Corin. 2:132 Tim. 3:16-17)

GOD:

We believe in one God that eternally exists and reveals himself in three persons – Father, Son, Holy Spirit, each having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, worthy of the same worship and confidence. (Matt. 3:16-1728:19John 1:1-21410:3014:15-17I Corin. 8:62 Corin. 13:14)
We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for mankind, sent Christ into the world to save those separated from Him by sin nature, which includes all mankind. (John 3:16; 1 Tim. 1:151 John 4:14)

CREATION:

We believe in God as absolute and sole Creator and Sustainer of the universe and that creation was by divine command, from nothing and not through an evolutionary process. We believe in historic creation as recorded in the Bible. (Gen. 1:1John 1:3Acts 17:24-25)

GOD THE SON:

We believe that Jesus Christ was fully God in the flesh and fully man; that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life in which He taught and performed mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four gospels. We believe that He was crucified on a cross, shed His innocent blood, died to pay the penalty for our sins and was raised physically, bodily from the dead on the third day. Forty days later He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is head of the Church and intercedes for believers. We believe Jesus Christ will come again personally, physically, and visibly to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom. (Isaiah 7:149:6Heb. 1:1-27:25;Luke 1:30-35Eph. 4:8John 1:1-510-1414:3Col. 2:91 Corin. 15:24Acts 1:311Rev. 20:4)

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT:

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person and is God, possessing all the divine attributes. He convicts of sin, regenerates, indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation, filling them in response to yieldedness with the goal of conforming them to the image of Christ. (John 3:516:7-11Acts 5:3-4;Eph. 1:134:305:181 Corin. 6:1912:13)

MAN:

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God but that in Adam’s sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God. We believe that all men are morally corrupt and of themselves utterly unable to remedy their lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27Rom. 1:283:235:12Eph. 2:1-312)

SALVATION:

We believe that salvation is a gift of God and is received by man through personal faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for sin. We believe that man is justified by grace, through faith, apart from works, and that all true believers, once saved, are kept secure in Christ forever. (Acts 13:38-39Rom. 4:56:238:1, 38-39John 10:27-29Eph. 2:8-9)

THE CHURCH:

We believe that the true Church is made up of all persons who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit through personal faith in Jesus Christ; that they are united together in the body of Christ of which He is Lord and Head; and are commissioned for the God-given tasks of worshiping  fellowshipping, teaching, evangelizing, and exercising the spiritual gifts. (Acts 2:42Rom. 12:5Eph. 1:22-235:23-241 Corin. 12:12-142 Corin. 11:2)