|Statement of Faith|
We believe that the Bible, in its entirety, is supernaturally inspired and in the original writings, completely without error. Preserved by God, the Bible is our authority and standard for doctrine and practice (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe that God is One, existing eternally in three persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit sharing equally in essence, power, glory, and perfection (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
We believe that God created man in His image and likeness, but that in Adam's sin and through personal transgression, we are a fallen race, possessive of a sinful nature and separated from God without human remedy (John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5).
We believe that Jesus Christ, without ceasing to be God, became a man, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23-25, Luke 1:35, Luke 2:10-11, John 1:14, II Corinthians 8:9, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 1:15-19, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, 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 (John 10:33, John 2:11, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Mark 16:19, Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).
We believe that in order to be saved, one must personally trust in Christ and His substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, and confess Him before men. Baptism is a public confession of that act of faith. Salvation comes through faith alone in Jesus Christ and is received entirely apart from works (Romans 10:9-10, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 2:8 Titus 3:5, John 11:25, Romans 6:4).
We believe that the salvation of all true believers is kept eternally secure in Jesus Christ (John 5:24, John 10:27-30).
We believe that it should be the goal of every Christian, in dependence upon the indwelling Holy Spirit, to grow in spiritual maturity and holiness, to testify of Christ by life and by word, to support the work of the Lord through regular prayer and giving, and through regular involvement in a local, Bible-believing church (Malachi 3:8-10, Mark 12:41-44, Luke 18:1, Colossians 1:9-10, Colossians 2:6-8, Colossians 4:2, Ephesians 3:14-19, Ephesians 4:1-13, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Hebrews 6:1, Hebrews 10:23-25)