What We Believe

We Believe

  • We believe that it is possible for man to know God but only to the extent God reveals Himself to man, for apart from the divine self-revelation, finite man cannot know the infinite God.
  • That God reveals Himself to all people through creation and conscience. This gives them a general sense of God’s existence; a general awareness of His power, wisdom, majesty, and goodness; and a sense of man’s ultimate accountability to God.
  • That God has further revealed Himself through the incarnation of His Son, and through the Holy Scripture.
  • We believe that the Bible is the final, complete, inerrant in its original autographs and infallible authority for our lives; that the Bible consists of sixty-six Old Testament and New Testament books; that as originally written it is in its entirety verbally inspired by God; and that it is indeed the Word of God.
  • We believe that there exists one living and true God.
    • That in His being He is infinite, eternal, self-existent, unchanging, and ever-present; that in His nature He is spirit; that He is personal; that He is perfect and absolute in all of His attributes, including those of His holiness, His power, and His knowledge.
    • He is therefore sovereign in His position, just in all His decrees, and righteous in all His actions
    • That He is the cause of all existence beside Himself; and that the full comprehension of His person is beyond the capacity of finite man.
    • In His divine and infinite being there is a trinity of personal distinctions, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, sharing equally in every divine perfection while executing distinct but harmonious offices in every divine work.
  • We believe that the Father is truly God
    • In the Godhead He occupies a functional but not a positional superiority. 
      • Creation
      • Planning redemption
      • Sending the Son
      • Sending the Holy Spirit
      • Raising the Son from the dead
      • Giving authority to the Son to judge the world
      • It is to the glory of the Father that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is truly God.
    • He is eternal
    • Was active in the creation
    • Entered the realm of humanity by means of birth from a virgin, human mother, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit
    • That although in His humanity He possessed a human nature and human limitations, yet without sin, He nevertheless did not cease to be God.
  • The purpose of the incarnation was to provide redemption for men by means of a predetermined, substitutionary, and propitiatory death on the cross.
  • Christ bodily rose from the dead and ascended into heaven
  • He will one day return to earth
  • Jesus is presently the Advocate and Great High Priest of His people, the exalted Head of His Church, and the only Mediator between God and man.
  • The Holy Spirit is truly God
  • Scripture was given by Him
  • He convicts of sin
  • He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony
  • He is the regenerating agent in the new birth
  • He seals
  • Indwells
  • Guides
  • Gifts
  • Teaches
  • Confirms
  • Sanctifies
  • Comforts believers.
  • We believe in the spirit being of Satan, the unholy and temporary god of this world and ruler of all powers of darkness and sin.
  • We believe in the reality of sin, that sin is departure from the purpose and will of God, and that the active originator of sin in the universe was Satan.
  • God created all things
  • Man was created and is made in the image of God.
  • Man was originally created sinless, but by choice fell from his sinless state.
  • All of mankind are now sinners by nature and by choice
    • Naturally inclined to evil
    • Utterly devoid of the righteousness required by the law of God
    • Under just condemnation without defense or excuse

GRACE

  • It is by grace, God’s unmerited favor, we are saved through faith, and this is not from ourselves but it is a gift of God.
  • It is not on the basis of works.

 

NEW BIRTH

  • In order to be saved, sinners must be born again.
  • Though formerly dead in sin, we are made alive in Christ.

 

REPENTANCE AND FAITH

  • Repentance, a change of mind and purpose from sin and toward God, is an integral part of saving faith.
  • Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation.
  • Saving faith is trusting in Christ alone for salvation.

 

JUSTIFICATION

  • Justification, occurring at the time of new birth, is that judicial act of God whereby He imputes the righteousness of Christ to the believer and therefore declares the believer righteous
  • It includes the forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal life, not in consideration of any works of righteousness we have done, but solely by grace through faith in Christ.

 

SANCTIFICATION 

  • Sanctification is the work of God in all believers by which He changes our hearts and minds.
  • He continues making our character more and more like Jesus Christ.

 

ETERNAL DESTINY

  • Death seals the eternal destiny of each person.
  • At the final judgment, each unbeliever will be separated from God and condemned to the lake of fire.
  • Each believer will be received into God’s loving presence and rewarded for their faithfulness to Him in this life.
  • Believers will spend eternity with God in the new Heaven and the new Earth.

 

MARRIAGE

  • We believe that the Bible teaches that marriage is to be exclusively the lifelong union of a man and a woman.
  • We furthermore accept the biblical prohibition of sexual union outside of marriage, and the biblical directives concerning husband, wife, and family as fully applicable to believers in our time.

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