Statement of faith
Statement of faith
There is only one true and eternal God who exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
He is the creator of all heaven and earth, and upholds it even now with his power. He has revealed Himself through His creation, His written word (the Bible) and His Son Jesus Christ. He Himself is perfect in love and holiness.
Isaiah 6:3; 1 Timothy 1:17, Genesis 1:1, Psalm 145:17, Romans 1:18-20; Hebrews 1:1-3
Jesus Christ is God's only begotten and everlasting Son
He is true man and true God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a perfect and sinless life, yet was crucified for all of mankind’s sins. He arose bodily from the dead, being seen by over 500 persons, and then ascended into heaven to prepare a place for those who choose to give their lives to Him.
Luke 1:35, John 1:1-4; John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-7; Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:20-23; Acts 2:22, 23; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Acts 2:24, 31; Acts 2:32, 1 Corinthians 15:5-8; John 14:1-3
The Holy Spirit convicts us to repent of personal sin and to confess Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior
He assists and teaches believers to obey Jesus Christ. He lives in believers and leads us into all truth. He helps each believer to demonstrate “fruit”, and operate in “gifts” so that they might share the good news of Jesus Christ with friends, relatives and ultimately the world.
John 3:3-6; Romans 10:9,10; 1 Corinthians 12:3; John 14:26; Romans 8:1-14; 1 Corinthians 12:4-12; Galatians 5:22,23; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8
All men and women are created in God's image, separated by sin, forgiven and restored through rebirth in Jesus Christ
God sent Jesus Christ from heaven to be mankind’s Savior, and through confession of our sin, repentance and personal trusting faith in Christ our sins are forgiven, and we become children of God.
(Genesis 1:26,27, 3:13; Titus 3:4-6; 1 John 1:9; Romans 3:10-19, 23; 2Corinthians 7:9,10; John 3:5-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17; John 1:12,13; Ephesians 1:3-8, 2:8,9)
Those who confess Jesus as Lord and Savior will pour out practical love and mercy in faithful obedience, service and giving
Committed followers of Christ use their God given gifts and talents for His glory. They understand they are called to full time ministry regardless of their vocation. They function in faithful and practical service to Him and to all those who are created in His image. They give of their time, talents, resources and strength and live to do so.
(Matthew 25:26; Luke 6:38; 2Corinthians 8:2, 9; Proverbs 14:21; Psalm 112:9, 113:7; Mark 9:41; Romans 12:7)
The Christian Bible is the full (verbally and plenary) and only inspired word of God
It is the final authority for every aspect of the Christian faith, including preaching, teaching and living.
(2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 4:4; John 8:31, 32; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17)