What We Believe

We Believe:  

1. In one God, Creator of all  things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of  three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having  limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity  to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.  (About God)
2. That God has spoken in the  Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As  the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original  writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate  authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be  judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all  that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. (About The Bible)
3. That God created Adam and Eve  in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human  beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His  wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued,  reconciled and renewed. (About The Human Condition)
4. That Jesus Christ is God  incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus-Israel’s  promised Messiah-was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin  Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily  from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the  Father as our High Priest and Advocate. (About Jesus Christ)
5. That Jesus Christ, as our  representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect,  all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious  resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. (About The Work of  Christ)
6. That the Holy Spirit, in all  that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its  guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with  Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells,  illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and  service. (About The Holy Spirit)
7. That the true church comprises  all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone.  They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the  Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be  composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and  the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they  are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith,  these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer. (About The Church)
8. That God’s justifying grace  must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us  to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with  care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed.  With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we  are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s  commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness  to the gospel in word and deed. (About Christian Living)
9. in the personal, bodily and  premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time  known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope,  motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic  mission. (About Christ’s Return)
10. That God commands everyone  everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving  the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge  the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious  punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the  new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen. (About  Response and Eternal Destiny)