STATEMENT OF FAITH

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The Scriptures

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God and without error in the original writings, and that they are supreme and final authority.

God

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is fully God and fully man.

Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity, one with the Father and the Son, the indweller of every believer whereby each is sealed unto the day of the redemption of the body.

Devil

We believe in the existence and operating power of a real and personal being called Satan or the Devil. He is opposed to all righteousness and has exalted himself against all that God is and has.

Hell

We believe in a literal hell, the place of eternal punishment for the wicked dead.

Heaven

We believe in a literal place called heaven where God's immediate presence is manifested, where the angels are, and where the redeemed shall ultimately be, from whence Christ descended and ascended again, where He makes intercession for the saints, and from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

Man

We believe that God created man in his own image and in a state of innocence, but that through temptation he willfully transgressed and became dead in trespasses and sins, whereby his posterity inherits a corrupt nature, being born in sin and under condemnation.

Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that He arose from the dead in His glorified body, ascended into heaven and as our great High Priest and Advocate he ever lives to make intercession for us; that all who believe on His name are justified on the ground of His shed blood and receive the gift of eternal life by the grace of God.

Regeneration

We believe that regeneration is a divine and progressive work of the Holy Spirit whereby God imparts life to one dead in trespasses and sin.

Sanctification

We believe that sanctification is a divine and progressive work of the Holy Spirit whereby God, upon the ground of the finished work of Christ on the cross, His present intercessory ministry, and His Divine Word, sets the believer apart and works out, in, and through him by means of a submissive will that which is well pleasing to Himself through Jesus Christ. This work culminates in the redemption of the body.

The Church

We believe in the one true church, the mystical Body and Bride of the Lord Jesus, composed of believers from Pentecost to the Rapture, into which believers are instituted for the purpose of fellowship, worship and service. In the matters of administration and policy, it is self-governing.

Baptism

We believe that Christian baptism by immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the Bible mode of baptism and testifies of the believer's faith in, and identification with, the crucified, buried and risen Savior.

The Lord's Supper

We believe that the Lord's Supper is an ordinance whereby believers show forth the Lord's death till he comes.

the second coming of christ

We believe in the glorious hope of the premillenial, imminent, visible and bodily return of Christ.