Statement of Faith

cross BASED ON THE WORD OF GOD, WE AFFIRM:

  • The divine inspiration and inerrancy of the Word of God as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  • The existence of only one God, personal, one in essence, yet existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption, and the final judgment.
  • The universality of sin and guilt of man since the Fall, subjecting him to the wrath and damnation of God.
  • Redemption from guilt, sorrow, dominion, and corruption of sin only through the expiatory death of our Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, our representative and substitute.
  • The work of the Holy Spirit to make effective the redemptive death of Christ for the sinner, giving him repentance before God and faith in Jesus Christ.
  • The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in repentance, regeneration, and sanctification.
  • The indwelling work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
  • Justification of the sinner only by God’s mercy and grace, received through faith in Christ’s substitutionary death.
  • The intercession of Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and men, on behalf of His redeemed.
  • One Holy Universal Church, visible in the local congregations, to which all believers belong.
  • The certainty of our Lord Jesus Christ’s second coming in his glorified body.
  • The resurrection of the body, life everlasting for the redeemed, and the eternal damnation of the unjust.