Statement of faith
I believe that the entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is divine revelation and the inspired Word of God inerrant in the original manuscripts. I believe that its teaching is the final authority for all Christian life in matters of faith and practice.
I believe in the unity of the Godhead as three Persons in one eternal nature: God; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, identical in nature: all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present and unchangeable; infinitely perfect in love, truth, righteousness, justice, goodness, grace and mercy.
I believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was both fully God and fully man, two natures in one Person, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a human virgin named Mary. He performed miracles to manifest His deity, lived a sinless life, suffered and died as the only completely satisfactory sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. He arose from the dead on the third day and His bodily resurrection guarantees the resurrection of all who believe in Him as Savior by faith alone. He ascended to the right hand of God the Father where He reigns over the universe and intercedes for Believers. He will return to earth to further establish His kingdom.
I believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into disobedience by a voluntary decision and as a result, became separated from God, making him spiritually dead and subject to physical death. This fallen nature was transmitted to all humanity. Because Christ was able to live a sinless life, His death and resurrection provides humanity a way of redemption. Only those who receive Christ by faith are forgiven, spiritually born again of the Holy Spirit, and thus become reunited children of God. Faith alone is the condition of salvation, but good works and righteous living should accompany such faith and furnish evidence of its reality.
I believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every Believer at the moment of saving faith. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, reveal truths from God the Father, and reveal the love and power of God. During this age the Holy Spirit convinces men of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the Believer for godly living and service. I believe that Christians should witness for Christ in His power and that ability to successfully do so requires a sincere, ongoing study of God's Word and accountable fellowship with other Believers.