Statement of Faith
That there is one true God, Who is infinite in holiness and perfections, Who exists eternally in three Persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Who has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent I AM, the Creator of heaven and earth, the Preserver and Ruler of the universe, and the Redeemer of mankind: Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22.
That the Scriptures are true, verbally inspired by God, God being its Author without mixture or error, were written by men, and are the supreme and final authority in faith and conduct; that the Word of God reveals the mind of Christ, discloses the will of God for mankind, records Gods revelation of Himself to man, is the perfect treasure of divine instruction, and reveals the principles by which God judges man; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Matthew 5:17-18; Hebrews 1:1-2.
In the deity of Jesus Christ, Who was begotten of the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, that He is God and man; that He revealed the Father by doing Gods will in perfect obedience, Whose death on the cross reconciled us to Himself, in His bodily resurrection from the dead, in His ascension into heaven, where He presently sits at the right hand of the Father, as our Advocate and Great High Priest; Matthew 1:20; 24:30-33; Romans 1:3-4; 1 John 1:7-9; 2:1.
That Jesus perfectly reveals the Father, and is the only Way to salvation, that He identified with humanity, that He fully paid the price for mans salvation, deliverance and healing; that there is no other name under heaven whereby men must be saved, that through faith in that name and His finished work through the shedding of His blood, he provides cleansing and forgiveness from all sin, for all who believe, for those who repent and confess their faith in Him; Romans 3:23-26; 10:9-10; Philippians 2:2-10; Isaiah 53:5; John 14:6.
That the Holy Spirit Who is called the Comforter, is God, and is actively present in the world, revealing Himself and His will to man; that He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, making effective individual salvation and the saving work of Jesus Christ; that the Holy Spirit abides in the heart of the believer, calling him to trust and obedience in God, empowers him for the work of ministry, and produces in his life the fruits of holiness and love; Luke 3:16; Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:8; John 14:16,26; 15:26.
That man was created in Gods own image, by the special act of God, as His crowning work of creation; that in the beginning man was innocent of sin, and having been endowed by His Creator with freedom of choice, by his free choice sinned against God through the temptation of Satan, and brought sin into the human race; that man is held responsible for his own decisions, to seek the truth, to make his response to Gods call; Genesis 1:26-27; 3:13; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Hebrews 4:7; James 2:10.
That unless a man is born again, he will endure everlasting separation from God, torment in hell; that God is loving and merciful and has extended grace, His personal provision for the need for lost man; that salvation is received by repentance toward God, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life; John 3:3-8, 16-17; 1 Peter 3:7; Revelation 20:15.
That the Church constitutes a living Body of persons who assemble together as a fellowship of the redeemed in Jesus Christ; that as worshippers they are not confined to a structure or place, as they worship God within their hearts, in spirit and in truth; that they are called, made one, under the sovereign rule of God, and voluntarily band together for worship, study, Christian service, to support the work of the propagation of the Gospel at home and abroad; John 4:19-24; Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-15.
That Water Baptism and the Lords Supper are two ordinances of the Church, and their observance involves faith, confession, and self-examination; that Water Baptism is a declaration to the world that believers have died with Christ and have been raised with Him in newness of life, and that the elements of the Lords Supper, bread and fruit of the vine, are the symbols of sharing in the nature of Jesus Christ, and a memorial of His suffering and death; Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26.
That the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, also called the Fullness of the Spirit, is a gift, received by faith, and is subsequent to salvation, with the initial evidence of the Gifts of the Spirit being operational, such as speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance; that this baptism produces a great love for God, a great passion for souls, greater power in prayer and to witness; that it is given to believers who hunger and ask for it; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4; 8:17; 10:44-46; 19:6.
That Gods Kingdom is both present and future, that the ministry of Jesus Christ is supernatural; that in obeying the Great Commission to make disciples and preach the Gospel to every creature, when the truth of Gods Kingdom is taught, when His message is taken to the nations, that the Lord will confirm His word with signs and wonders following, as taught by the early Church; Mark 16:15-20; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 4:30; 8:13.
In His appearing, the literal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He will return personally in glory to this earth, to rule a thousand years; that the dead will be raised, that He will judge all in righteousness; that the second death has no power over those in the first resurrection; that the righteous will receive their reward, their glorified bodies, and that the wicked are consigned to the second death; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 19:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; John 14:1-4.