The following synopsis draws from the complete text of the Statement of Faith and is meant solely as a brief concise of the entirety.
[For the complete statement of faith –> Statement of Faith]
We believe –
- That the Holy Scriptures embodied by the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed.
- In one true and living God who is the Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- That God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth, the source of all that is good. By His Word and for His glory, He freely and supernaturally created the world from nothing.
- That Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the promised Messiah to all men and women, and the only begotten Son of God, who was the eternal Word made flesh, supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
- That the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead; the Spirit of the Father shed abroad, omnipotent, omnipresent, performing an inexpressibly important mission upon earth.
- In the reality and personality of the devil.
- That man, male and female, was created in the image and likeness of God as the crown of creation, that man might have fellowship with Him, but that through the sin of our original parents, man became subject to divine wrath, inwardly depraved and, apart from a special work of grace, utterly incapable of returning to God.
- That the blood of Jesus the Christ is the only propitiation for sin and therefore, salvation is by grace through faith and not of works.
- In water baptism by immersion at an age of accountability.
- In the subsequent personal baptism of the Holy Spirit as received by the apostles and the early church.
- In divine healing by means of the atonement and in the anointing of oil and prayer for the sick.
- In the evangelization and discipleship of all the nations and all peoples of the world.
- That the true Church finds local expression in communities of believers called by God to worship, fellowship, proclaim the Gospel, and make disciples among all peoples, reflect God’s character, engage in works of compassion, contend for truth and justice, and celebrate baptism and communion.
- That the fruit of the Holy Spirit is the determining character of the true Church governed by the Holy Spirit.
- In the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit for today according to scriptural injunctions for order and decency.
- That God has delegated church government, to whom loyalty and obedience is expected as those in delegated authority over us in the Lord.
- In the resurrection of our literal bodies, both of the just and the unjust.
- That there is a literal heaven and life everlasting for all true believers.
- In a final day of judgment for the incorrigible wicked and in their everlasting punishment.
- In Christian tolerance to all denominations of the Christian, biblical faith.
- That in essentials there should be unity, in non-essentials there should be liberty, and in all things there should be charity.