Statement of Faith
In accordance with Scriptural teaching and the constant moral teaching of the universal Church:
We believe in God the Father, Creator and Preserver of all things, who created humans in His own image, male and female, and gave them dominion over the earthly creation. (Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 6:9; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15)
We believe in the deity and humanity of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who being very God, was and is eternally begotten from the Father, and who also became man, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified dead and buried and then was raised from the dead and ascended to the Father. (Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 53:1-12; Matt. 1:18-23; Matt. 28:1-6)
We believe in the deity and personhood of God the Holy Spirit, who convicts the individual sinner of sin, righteousness and judgement. He gives the ability to understand the Gospel leading to repentance and empowers followers of Jesus Christ today, serving as our Counselor and Encourager. (Romans 8:9-11; Romans 8:14-16; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Cor. 2:10-14)
We believe that God is the only true, sovereign God, eternally existing in three equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (John 16:13-15; Acts 2:16-47; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and is infallible, as originally given, in all matters of faith and conduct. (Deut. 4:1-2; Deut. 17:19; John 17:17; Romans 15:4)
We believe that God created people to have a personal relationship with Him marked by submission and worship, but that all fall short of this purpose. (John 11:25-27; Hebrews 9:14; Rev. 22:17; Col 1:21-22)
We believe that all choose to disobey God, and as such we are sinners deserving condemnation and eternal death. (Col. 3:9-11; Romans 5:12; Eph. 2:1-22; Romans 1:19-22)
We believe that sin is the transgression of God’s law (1 John 3:4), as revealed by the Holy Spirit through His eternal Word. (Eph. 2:1-22; Romans 5:12; Romans 5:19; Romans 7:14-25)
We believe that the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ was necessary to atone for the sinfulness and guilt of each person who would otherwise be subject to God’s judgment and punishment. (Matt. 16:27; Romans 1:19-32; Eph. 2:1-10; Acts 17:26-31)
We believe that we can only be saved by repenting of our sins and receiving God’s grace by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His work on the cross. (Col. 1:21-22; Eph. 2:1-10; 1 Cor. 15:21-22; Romans 5:6)
We believe that those who trust in Christ have been born anew to an assurance of eternal salvation as a child of God and will reign with Him in eternity. (Matt. 16:27; Romans 1:19-32; Eph. 2:1-10; Acts 17:26-31)
We believe that every believer in Christ must not yield themselves to sinful passions and instead must strive to pursue righteousness (Rom. 6:5-11; II Tim. 2:22), “so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Col. 1:10).
We believe that the family unit is foundational to society, and that God has ordained marriage as its centerpiece. Further, we believe that God has defined marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in scripture (Gen 2:18-25).
We believe in the equality and essential dignity of men, women and children of all races, ages, and classes. We recognize that all persons are made in the image of God. (Gen. 1:27; Rom. 2:11, 1 Cor. 12:27)