Statement of Faith
We believe in the one true God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but of one essence (Deut. 6:4; Mt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; Jn. 10:30; Jn 14:26; I Jn. 5:7-8).
We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and is the sole, infallible rule of faith and practice (Prov. 30:5-6; II Tim. 3:26-27; II Pet. 1:20-11).
We believe that the Genesis account of creation is neither allegory nor myth, but literal, historical account of God’s creation of the universe (Gn. 1-2; Ex. 20:11; Heb. 11:3).
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable value in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Ps. 139).
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct complimentary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen. 2:18-25; Mt. 4-6).
We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between
a man and woman who are married to each other (I Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman and that any form of sexual immorality, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or personal, is sinful and offensive to God (Mt. 15:18-20; I Cor. 6:9-10).
We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, that He entered into the world through the virgin birth, and lived among us without sin as perfect Man and perfect God (Col 1:15-17; Lk. 1:26-35; Jn 1:1, 14; 20:28; Heb 1:1-4; 2:14; 4:15).
We believe Adam was directly created in innocence and in the image of God and did not evolve from preexisting forms of life. By voluntary transgression, he fell; thus, the whole human race is now sinful by nature and practice and, therefore, under just condemnation to eternal separation from God (Gen. 3; Rom. 3:12, 23; 5:12).
We believe Jesus Christ shed His blood on Calvary as a vicarious substitute for all sinners, was buried and rose again bodily, and ascended to the right hand of the Father, from whence He will personally return (Lk, 23-24; Eph. 1:20-23).
We believe people are justified by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ without any mixture of works (Jn 3:16; Gal. 2:16-21; Eph. 2:8-9).
We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the sinner, regenerates, sanctifies, and indwells the believer, and fills the believer for effective service (Jn. 16:8-11; I Thes. 5:23; Rom. 8:11; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the priesthood of the believer and that God has made provision for each believer to be victorious by being led of the Spirit and not walking after the flesh (I Pet. 2:9; Rom. 8).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved unto the resurrection of life eternal and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation (Jn. 5:29; I Cor. 15:42).
We believe Satan is a living being and that hell is a place of eternal conscious punishment for him, his hosts, and all unbelievers (Jn. 8:44; II Pet. 1:15-16; Rev. 12:9).
We believe Scripture commands Christians to abstain from all forms of compromise with unbelief (Mt. 5; Rom. 14:23; Eph. 4:17; I Pet. 1:15-16).