Statement of Faith
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Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
1 Chronicles 16:24
We believe in the verbal, complete, and inerrant inspiration of the Bible in its original writing.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." –2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe in the tri-unity of God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," - Matthew 28:19
"For there are three that testify..." -1 John 5:73.
We believe in the deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning… The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…" - John 1:1, 14
"This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit… 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel' – which means, 'God with us.'"
– Matthew 1:18, 234.
We believe that all have sinned and are in need of salvation. Salvation is secured only through a personal faith in Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior.
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." – Romans 3:23
Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
– John 14:6
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and that not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast." – Ephesians 2:8,9
"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with the your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." – Romans 10:9,105.
We believe God created humanity, male and female, reflecting the image and likeness of God. Each person's biological sex has been sovereignly appointed by God and is an irreversible aspect of his or her nature. It is our assertion that a rejection of one's God-ordained biological sexuality reflects a rejection of God's plans and purposes.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... 'Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.'" – Genesis 1:1, 26-27
"It is Godʼs will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;" – 1 Thessalonians 4:3
"As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are Godʼs handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." – Ephesians 2:1-10
"For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know Godʼs righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them." – Romans 1:21-32
We believe in the redemptory work of Christ, His blood that had to be shed for salvation, His death, His burial, and His resurrection.
"For what I received I passed on to you as of the first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures."
–1 Corinthians 15:3,4
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace" –Ephesians 1:7
We believe the Holy Spirit permanently indwells the body of each believer. He seals, enlightens, instructs and guides every born-again person.
"And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you are sealed for the day of redemption." – Ephesians 4:30
"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you… But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." – John 14:16, 17, 26
We believe in the eternal salvation of the believer; and the eternal judgement of the lost.
"God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." – John 3:16
"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." – John 5:24
"This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and for the majesty of his power on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you." – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10
We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ.
"We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left to the coming of the Lord, will certainly not proceed those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." – 1 Thessalonians 4: 14-179.
We believe in the need for spiritual growth and separation from all sinful worldly practices and a need to commit to a local assembly of believers.
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen." –2 Peter 3:18
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." – 2 Timothy 2:15
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will." – Romans 12:1,2
"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the day approaching." – Hebrews 10:25