Statement of faith

We believe that scripture is entirely inspired by God.
— It was divinely communicated through Spirit-controlled men and recorded without error in the original writings. It is the absolute and sufficient authority for human conduct and faith. 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21
We believe there is one true god, creator, sustainer and ruler of all things.
— He exists eternally as the Trinity, in three equal persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is worthy of all honor, glory and praise. Deut 6:4; 1 Cor 8:6; Eph 1:3-14
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God, incapable of sin, and always existing.
— He became fully man having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. His death was the sufficient sacrifice of the sins of all mankind. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where he is now our High Priest and intercessor. John 1:1, 14; 1 Cor 15:3-4; Phil 2:6-8; Hebrews 5:9-10
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son, and of the same nature.
— He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel and regenerates the believing sinner, indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service. John 14:16, 16:8-11; Titus 3:5
We believe that mankind was created by God – male and female – in his own image, free of sin, with the purpose to glorify himself and enjoy his fellowship.
— Man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin and death into the world and condemning all mankind. We are all totally depraved by nature and choice. We are separated from God and subject to his wrath. Gen 1:27-31, 3:1-6; Romans 1:18, 32, 5:12
We believe that mankind is lost in sin, separated from God and unable to save himself.
— Man can only be saved, reconciled to God, through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His shed blood was necessary as sufficient payment for sin, satisfying God’s wrath. Jesus Christ is the provision for salvation, given by grace, offered as a gift from God. 1 Cor 15:1-4; Eph 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:22; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 2:2
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost.
— The lost will be raised to judgment and experience eternal wrath in hell. The saved will be raised to eternal joy in the new heaven and new earth in the presence of God. 1 Thess 4:13-18; Rev 20:11-15; 1 Cor 15:42-54; 2 Cor 4:14; Matt 25:46