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Our Statement of Faith

Bible - We believe the Holy Bible, to be the inspired Word of God, without error, the revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, the ultimate source for knowledge about God and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

God - We believe in one God existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God has always been and will always be the only God. There are no other gods before Him and shall be none after him. This God is self-existent, eternal, unchanging, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, holy, righteous, and loving. God created the universe from nothing and His sovereignty rules over all His creation including both human and angelic beings.

The Father - We believe that God the Father, through His Son, created all things in heaven and on earth – all that is seen and unseen. He created human beings out of His love for us, and His desire to have a personal relationship with each one of us.

The Son - We believe that God the Son, Jesus Christ, is fully God and fully man, having been conceived by God the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the substitute sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He physically rose from the dead and ascended into heaven and will one day return to judge the world, and deliver His people–the Church.

The Holy Spirit - We believe that the ministry of God the Holy Spirit is to convict mankind, making them aware of their sin and the salvation available through Jesus Christ our Lord. He regenerates the soul, guides us back into Christ-likeness, instructs us through the Scriptures and enables us to understand Godís inspired Word–the Holy Bible. He leads us into all truth, and empowers the believer for godly living and service.

Man - We believe that mankind was created in the image of God and sinless, but as the result of the first man's sin (Adamís disobedience to God), all mankind became sinful, lost in their trespasses against God and are subject to His judgment. The extent of manís sin is so great that its effects continue to this very day in the form of cruelty, suffering, and death. There is nothing mankind can do to save himself from the judgment of God, but anyone can allow the death of Jesus to take the place of his or her own eternal damnation by acknowledging God and accepting His free gift of salvation through faith in His Son – Jesus Christ our Lord.

Salvation - We believe that by Godís grace (unmerited favor) that, through faith alone in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ provides the only way of justification and eternal salvation for all who trust in His finished work at Calvary. Furthermore, we believe that those who instruct that "good works" of any kind are an additional requirement for salvation violate what is taught in Scripture, and are false teachers in that they infer Jesusí death is insufficient, in and of itself to save. Such false teaching goes against Godís plan of salvation implying that mankind somehow has the capability to save himself from the judgment of God.

Accepting the Sinner, Denouncing the Sin - We believe that no sin is too bad for God to forgive. Therefore, as Christians we should be open and eager to share the Gospel message of Godís salvation with everyone regardless of their sin or affliction. Yet as disciples of Christ, making Jesus Lord of our lives means striving towards holiness by living obedient to Godís Word and turning from our sinful ways by living a lifestyle of repentance. Therefore, while being open to all sinners, Christians should never accept, ignore, or promote any sin as permissible.

The Church - Finally, we recognize the Church as God's ordained institution of believers and each are saints according to Scripture, and headed by Jesus Christ. The Church is composed of all believers in Jesus Christ who adhere to and embrace the tenets of His Word – the Holy Bible – as outlined here, and is organized for worship, for fellowship, for the administration of the sacraments, for spiritual growth and support, as well as evangelizing the world.

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