Statement of Faith
Bible
The Bible, consisting of sixty six books, is the inspired and unerring Word of God. It is man's authoritative and sufficient guide in all matters of faith and practice.
God
The Person of God is triune. He is one absolute and eternal God, existing in three Persons eternally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each of whom is equal in power and glory.
Christ
Christ was born of the Virgin Mary through the work of the Holy Spirit, and therefore has complete divine and complete human nature. Although tempted while in the flesh, He was without sin in both nature and conduct. He died on the cross, was buried, rose from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven where He is enthroned and is making intercession for the believer.
Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a divine Person in the Trinity. His work is to convict the world of sin, to reveal the truths of Christ to man, and to guide, sanctify and comfort the believer.
Man
Man was created by God according to His own image. God's purpose was to have a harmonious and peaceful fellowship with man. But because man's first ancestor yielded to the temptation of Satan and committed sin, all men became depraved in nature. There is no sufficient salvation, therefore, apart from the divine salvation of Christ.
Salvation
Salvation is by the grace of God through faith in Christ. Such grace is fully revealed and freely offered in the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, such faith is voluntarily expressed by the direct approach of the individual soul to Christ in repentance and trust.
Church
The Church is the body of Christ and organized by His believers for worship, observance of the ordinances, and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world. Its officers, consisting of pastors, board, and other church members are all equal in rank and privilege under the headship and authority of Christ. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances of the church, both of which are symbolic expressions of the message of salvation.
Future Things
Christ will come again in glory and power to judge and to reign. There will be resurrection and judgment for both the righteous and the wicked. The righteous will enter into eternal joy and the wicked will be condemned to eternal punishment.