Statement of Faith

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: We believe the Bible consists of sixty-six books, beginning at Genesis and ending in Revelation, and is the final and inerrant revelation of the mind of God to man; that the Bible, was given by inspiration of God, and is the product of Spirit controlled men, who wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We further hold that the Bible has been preserved and superintended by the sovereign hand of God since its authorship, so that we have the Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; Psalm 119:4; Prov. 30:5; Deut. 4:2; Rev. 22:18-19)

THE TRUE GOD: We believe that there is one living and true God, the Creator, Sustainer, and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; He is infinite in His holiness, worthy of all honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Ex. 20:2,3; I Cor. 8:6; Matt. 28:19-20; Rev. 4:11; I John 5:7; 2 Cor. 13:14)

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ is both the Son of God and God the Son; that He is equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit in all aspects of His character, attributes, essence, and being; that He is fully God and eternal in nature with God the Father; that He has no beginning nor end of days, and that He is the One and only Savior of the world. (John 1:1,14; 5:17-18; 8:58; 10:33-34; Tit. 2:13; Matt. 1:23; Isaiah 7:14)

THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the Holy Spirit is God is equal in His essence and attributes with God the Father and God the Son; that He is eternal in His nature and qualities; He is the agent in the new birth; He seals, endues with power, guides, teaches, convicts, and sanctifies the believer forever. (John 14:16,26; 16:8-11; 3:5-6; 1:33; Matt. 28:19; Heb. 9:14; Luke 1:35; 24:49; Rom. 8:14; 8:16; 8:26-27; Acts 5:30-32; 11:16; Gen. 1:1-3; Eph. 1:13-14; I Cor. 13:8-10; Heb. 2:4).

THE CREATION: We believe that God created the world by His spoken Word in six literal twenty-four hour days; that man was created from the dust of the earth, and that God breathed into Adam (the first man on earth) the breath of life; that Eve (the first woman) was created from Adam's rib, and that Adam and Eve were the first parents; that we are all descendants of Adam and Eve (Gen. 1-2; Heb. 11:3; Col. 1:16-18).
THE VIRGIN BIRTH OF CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit of God in a miraculous manner; that Mary was a virgin at the time of the conception of Jesus; that the miraculous manner of this conception and birth resulted in the unique sinless nature of Christ, the Son of God. (Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; Jn. 1:4).

THE ATONEMENT FOR SIN: We believe that Christ, as God, personally and freely shed His blood as the Lamb of God to make a one time, perfect and vicarious payment for the sin of the whole world; that Christ substituted Himself as a sacrifice in the sinner's place and that all the sin and iniquity of mankind was laid upon Him. (Phil 2:5-8; John 1:29,36; 3:16; Isa. 53:5,6; I John 2:2; Heb. 2:14; 10:10-14; 9:15,22; I Peter 1:18-20; Rom. 3:23-25).

: We believe that the Lord Jesus rose bodily from the dead out of the tomb on the third day after His death at Calvary;  that He then bodily ascended into Heaven as our perfect and reliable High Priest; that He is seated at the right hand of the Father ever living to make intercession for us. He is our Advocate for eternity and intercedes for the Believer for forever. (Jn. 20:17-28; I Cor. 15:1-17; Matt. 28:6).

GRACE IN THE NEW BIRTH: We believe that salvation is a free gift from God, and that it is wholly of the grace of God; that a sinner must be "born again" by the Spirit of God to inherit eternal life. We further believe that the "new birth" is not a process, but instantaneous and permanent; that in the new birth the sinner, who was dead in trespasses and sin, is made alive by the gracious work of God on his behalf; that the new birth makes the believer a new creation in Christ Jesus, allowing the sinner to be made a partaker of Christ's divine nature; that the sinner is born again only after personally believing in the Gospel (death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ) (Eph. 2:1-4, 8-9; John 3:3-8; 2 Cor. 5:17; I Pet. 1:23-25; I Cor. 15:1-4).