Statement of Faith
Article 1- The Trinity
It is the testimony of both Testaments and of the Christian Church that God is both One and Triune. The Biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God, and that He is eternally existent in Three Pesons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God the Father
God the Father is the Creator and sustainer of all things, and created the universe in love to respond to Himself. He created man in His own image for fellowship, and called man back to himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.
Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. For man’s redemption, He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary; henceforth, His is forever one Christ with two natures, God and Man, in one Person.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament, and given to the church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature, and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by tongues, joy, praise and other inward and outward manifestations and gifts.
Article 2- The Scripture
We affirm that the Bible containing the Old and New Testaments is alone the only infallible, inspired word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.
Article 3- The Atonement
Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as their personal savior. Healing – body, soul, and spirit. is provided for in the atonements, as well as all of God’s provision for His saints, but these must be appropriated.
Article 4- Salvation
The word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is affected by personal repentance, belief on the Lord Jesus, and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior. The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the Kingdom of God’s beloved Son. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God’s personal love for mankind. It is predestined only in the sense that God, foreknew those who would choose Him. It is secure in the eternal, unchanging commitment of God who does not lie and is forever the same. However, the security of His nature does not remove the individual’s free will to renounce the love and grace he has received. Salvation is not a one-time event that frees us from hell, but an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to Jesus Christ our Savior.