Statement of Faith

1. WE BELIEVE in the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible as originally written. WE BELIEVE that it alone conveys the Word of God. WE BELIEVE that it is God’s revelation concerning himself and his relationship to humanity and that it is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
 
2. WE BELIEVE in one God, eternally existing in three persons all equal in power and glory: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
 
3. WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, who came down from heaven, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life in obedience to God’s law, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified and buried; that he rose from the dead, appeared to his followers, ascended into heaven, and sits on his heavenly throne reigning over his kingdom; and that he will come again.
 
4. WE BELIEVE in God the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin and who regenerates and empowers the believer.
 
5. WE BELIEVE that all men and women are created in the image of God, after his likeness, and therefore, they have intrinsic worth.
 
6. WE BELIEVE that all individuals have rebelled against God and can be brought back into a right relationship with God only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
 
7. WE BELIEVE that the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer will result in a life of holiness and obedience to the will of God and that these are evidence of genuine faith.
 
8. WE BELIEVE in the resurrection and judgment of all people. WE BELIEVE that those who enter into a covenant relationship with God will experience eternal life and that those who reject God’s offer will experience eternal separation from him.
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