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Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is the word of God, supernaturally inspired, inerrant in the original manuscripts so that it is the divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life.

We believe that God the Father orders and directs all things according to His own purpose. He created the universe apart from any preexisting materials. He sent Christ into the world to save sinners by His own sovereign choice and out of His love for mankind.

We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man, that He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life, that He was crucified, and was raised bodily from the dead on the third day.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and that He possesses all the divine attributes. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation, equipping them with spiritual gifts and empowering them for service.

We believe that man was directly created in the image of God to enjoy fellowship with God. Man fell into sin by a voluntary act of disobedience to the will of God; consequently, all men are subject to the certainty of both physical and spiritual death apart from Jesus Christ.

We believe that, in His death and by His shed blood, Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin. All who believe in Him are declared justified on the basis of Christ’s death and resurrection, apart from good works.

We believe that all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit belong to the universal church and are directed by the Scriptures to associate themselves in local, visible churches. The local church is autonomous in its relationship and is governed by a body of elders who lead in submission to Jesus Christ. Its ordinances are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the saved, the everlasting conscious punishment of the unsaved along with Satan and his other fallen angels, and the personal, visible and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ to establish His worldwide kingdom on earth.