Statement of Belief
Statement of Belief
We believe that there is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally the Father in creation, the Son in redemption and the Holy Spirit in the church. We believe in water baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. We believe that Jesus Christ was true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered, died, was buried, and rose from the dead for our total salvation. We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ atones for our sins and iniquity. Further, we believe that Jesus Christ arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. Further, we believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, but the evidence of the Holy Spirit's indwelling presence is a changed life. We believe that as Christians we must be filled daily by using our prayer language.
We believe that the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. We believe that the Bible is the true infallible Word of God, which cleanses our souls.
The Bible does not contain the Word of God; it is the Word of God. We believe that we are to wash and renew our minds daily by the Word of God, thereby learning His ways and exchanging our way of thinking for His.
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. Therefore, every professing believer must have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, for apart from Him we can do nothing. Further, we believe that each person has a ministry from God that no one else can fill. We accomplish this destiny by instructing, teaching, exhorting, and admonishing believers in the ways of God.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. It is through His shed blood that we are saved, healed and set free from bondage and the forces of darkness. We believe in the Lord's Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it.