WHAT WE BELIEVE


STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

 

God—There is only one God, who reveals Himself to mankind as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct attributes but without division of nature, essence, or being (1 Corinthians 8:6).

 

Jesus Christ—Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He is fully God and fully man, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross as an atoning sacrifice that quenched the wrath of God, was buried, rose again three days later, ascended into heaven, is currently seated at the right hand of God, and will return to earth in the imminent future (Romans 1:3-4; Hebrews 12:2; 1 Peter 2:22).

 

Holy Spirit—The Holy Spirit is a divine helper and counselor to believers. He helps people understand truth and convicts all of sin. His work is to reveal Christ while leading unbelievers to repentance and guiding and sanctifying believers (John 14:16-17).

 

The Bible—The Bible contains God’s special revelation of Himself to mankind. As the Word of God, it is entirely true, trustworthy, and free from any error (2 Timothy 3:15-17).

 

Mankind—Humans are the pinnacle of God’s creation, made in His image. Mankind was created to be perfect, but chose to rebel against the Creator, introducing sin and death into the world. Now, every person is born with a natural inclination to sin, passed down from Adam throughout all of history (Romans 5:12).

 

Salvation—God made a way for people to experience a restored relationship with Him through Christ’s atoning death and resurrection. This salvation is provided by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).

 

The Church—The Church is the body of Christ, established by God with the primary purpose of exalting the name of Jesus in the world (Ephesians 2:19-22).