Statement of Faith

About the Bible

That the scriptures, both the old and new testaments, were verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are supreme and final in authority, faith, and life.
[2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21]

About God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit:

That there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-equal in power and glory, identical in their essential nature, attributes, and perfection.
[Matthew 28:19, Genesis 1:1, Hebrews 1:1-3, Acts 5:3-4, John 10:30]

That the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten in the flesh by the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary, being thus true God and true man and the only Mediator between God and man.
[Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, John 1:14, 1 Timothy 2:5, Philippians 2:5-8]

That the Holy Spirit is that person of the Triune Godhead who convicts men of sin and indwells believers for a life of victory and seals them. He gives spiritual gifts to all believers and empowers them to serve the Lord.
[John 14:16-17, 16:7-12, Ephesians 1:3-14, 1 Corinthians 12:1-10]

About Man:

That man was created by God in His image, not a product of evolution; but that man fell into sin and thereby incurred to himself and his posterity not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are totally depraved. [Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:10 & 23, 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3]

About Satan:

That Satan is a personality, that he is the archenemy of God and man that he seeks to discredit and dishonor God and to deceive those whom God would save.
[Job 1:6-7, Ephesians 6:11-12]

About Salvation:

That the Lord Jesus Christ voluntarily died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, and that all who believe in Him are justified by His death, burial, and resurrection. (Romans 5:8, 3:23-26)

That salvation is not of works, but by grace alone, and that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as their personal Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit and baptized by Him into that spiritual body [the Church] of which Christ is the Head.

[Ephesians 2:8-10, John 1:11-13, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Colossians 1:18]

About the Church:

That the Church is the living Body of Christ on earth; He is its head and the source of its life. The body is composed of those who have received Him as Savior and Lord. [Ephesians 1:20-22, Acts 2:41-42] That the Church exists to celebrate the life of God [worship], cultivate personal growth in Christ [discipleship], care about one another in Christ (fellowship & ministry), and communicate Christ to the world (evangelism). [Colossians 3:21, Ephesians 4:11-13, Romans 12:3-16, Acts 1:8]

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