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Statement of Belief

Statement of Belief

WE BELIEVE in the scripture of the Old and New Testaments as the only infallible and authoritative Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

WE BELIEVE in one God, existing in three persons, co-equal and co-eternal; Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17 and 28:19-20).

WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary 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, visible and imminent return in power and glory (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:11; 1 Peter 2:21-24; John 3:16).

WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is eternal separation from God (Genesis 1:27 and 2:15-17; Romans 5:12 and 6:23).

WE BELIEVE that for the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become the Children of God (John 1:12 and 3:1-8; Galatians 4:4-7; Titus 3:4-7).

WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Galatians 5:22-25; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost (John 5:24 and 28-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that this unity and purpose is manifested through the body of Christ, His church, and that each believer is a member of that body, called to minister as a faithful steward in a manner which brings glory to God (John 17:21-23; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 and 12:12-27; Ephesians 4:4-6).

WE BELIEVE in upholding chastity among the unmarried (1 Corinthians 6:18) and the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman (Hebrews 13:4).