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Statement of Faith

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord.  Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of a virgin, Mary.  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended into Hades, and on the third day He rose again from the dead.  He ascended into Heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From Heaven He shall come to earth again to judge the living and the dead.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, one holy Christian church, the communion of all true saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the gift of everlasting life.   
-The Apostles' Creed                     

 

On God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient.  He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of everything that has been made.  (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:2-3; Isaiah 43:1, 7, 21; Revelation 4:11, and 5:9-10)

On Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.  (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1, 14; 3:16-18; 5:17-30, 36-47; Acts 1:9-11 and 2:22-36)

On the Holy Spirit

We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in those who have received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  He bears witness with our Spirit that we are children of God and joint heirs with Christ.  He helps our weaknesses and makes intercession for us.  (Romans 8:9-11, 16-17, and 26)

On the Holy Scriptures

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God, and as such it is the final authoritative rule for faith, life, and standards of education.  (Psalm 119:160; John 16:13; and 2 Timothy 3:14-17)

On Salvation

We believe that because of Adam’s sin all mankind is in rebellion against God.  For the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.  Salvation is by grace through faith alone and faith without works is dead.  (Romans 5:8, 12-21; 8:1-11; 2 Corinthians 5:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; and James 2:18-26)

On the Resurrection

We believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead after three days.  We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of damnation.  (Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-31; and Revelation 20:11-15)

On the Church

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.  (Acts 2:42-47)

On Man

We believe the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.  (1 Corinthians 6:20 and Revelation 22:3-5)