Statement of Faith
We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and that He created everything out of nothing for His own pleasure and purpose.
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, complete, inerrant and infallible in the original manuscripts, and the supreme and final authority in matters of faith and life, interpreted by the Holy Spirit to each individual believer.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, and when he sinned the race incurred both physical and spiritual death; thus man became alienated from God and incapable of remedying his sinful condition by his own means.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father through the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, and is true man without ceasing to be God.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ lived a sinless and perfect life that fully pleased His Father; that He died for our sins and the sins of all mankind on the cross, bearing the judgment demanded by God’s holy justice against sin, thus making it possible for God to remain just and at the same time to justify those who believe in Jesus.
We believe that Jesus Christ, fulfilling all that the Prophets had said in His first coming for redemption, is the express image of the invisible God and in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead, never to die again, and is ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He intercedes as High Priest and Advocate on behalf of all who believe in Him.
We believe that those who, by faith alone and through no merit of their own, receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are miraculously born again of the Holy Spirit and become, as children of God, partakers of His divine and eternal life through the Son of God.
We believe in the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, who indwells us, bestowing spiritual gifts upon us and empowering us for witnessing, service and holy living.
We believe that the Scriptures give us everything pertaining to life and godliness, including not only salvation from the penalty of sin but instruction, discipline and training in righteousness for present sanctification through the power of the shed blood of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit, and victorious living to the glory of God.
We believe that two ordinances, neither of which is essential to salvation, are to be observed by all believers in obedience to our Lord until Christ’s return – water baptism and the Lord’s supper.
We believe that marriage is the physical, social and spiritual union between a man and a woman instituted by God for the protection, propagation and stability of society through the building of the family and that it stands as a testimony to the mystical union between Christ and His Bride, the Church.
We believe that at death the souls of the redeemed pass immediately into Christ’s presence, to remain there until the resurrection of the body at Christ’s return for the Church. We also believe that at death the souls of the lost go to Hell, where they remain until they are brought before Christ at the Great White Throne final judgment to be judged according to their works and cast into the Lake of Fire, there to remain eternally.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the redeemed at the premillennial and pretribulational return of Christ for His Church, when the souls and spirits of those who have died will be reunited with their bodies, now immortal, and that believers who are alive at that time, their bodies likewise transformed into immortality, will be caught up together with them to meet Christ in the air, ever to be with Him in the eternal home prepared for us in Heaven.
We believe in the personal, bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ to rescue Israel at Armageddon to separate the sheep from the goats as He judges the nations, and to establish His millennial kingdom, reigning over this earth from His father David’s throne in Jerusalem, and that His redeemed will reign with Him in resurrected bodies for 1,000 years.
We also believe all other revealed truths as they appear in the Holy Scriptures, the Bible.