Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16,17)

WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

WE BELIEVE in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His present priestly ministry. (1 Timothy 3:16Romans 3:25,26)

WE BELIEVE Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell;
his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

WE BELIEVE For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely
essential. (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

WE BELIEVE We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial,
and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.(Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22)

WE BELIEVE Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our
lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.(Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9)

WE BELIEVE Sanctification is the ongoing process of submitting to God’s Word and His
Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.(I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11)

WE BELIEVE Baptism of the Holy Spirit  was given at Pentecost, and it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His ascension to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.(Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5 ,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47,11:15-17, 19:1-6)

WE BELIEVE The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build
and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers should earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5 ,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47,11:15-17, 19:1-6)

WE BELIEVE that divine healing is obtained on the basis of the Atonement. (1 Peter 2:24Matthew 8:17)

WE BELIEVE that sexual purity is a necessary expression for all God’s children and requires abstinence from adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality, and other sexual relationships or practices forbidden by Scriptures. (Hebrews 13:41Corinthians 6:18Leviticus 18:1-30)

WE BELIEVE that God created mankind as two distinct sexes: male and female and that each person affirms God’s infinite wisdom by living in alignment with their birth sex. (Genesis 1:26-28Matthew 19:4-5)

WE BELIEVE that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime, and a sacred institution established by God. (Matthew 19:4-6)