Basic Beliefs

God
We believe in one eternal, omnipresent, unchanging, personal God; perfect in holiness, wisdom, love, power, and justice without preceding cause or beginning; creator and preserver of all things, visible and invisible. He exists as one divine being and yet as a trinity of three distinct persons, identical, inseparable, and equal in divinity, power and eternity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Word who was with God and was God, is the only begotten Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is the express image of the invisible God. He lived and suffered in the world to show the Way of Life. He was crucified and died as the atonement for the sins of the whole world. He was raised on the third day for our justification. He ascended into heaven and will return again to receive His church and judge the world in righteousness.

 

The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, not as an impersonal principle or influence, but as a divine person, proceeding from the Father and Son, with whom He is equal in authority, power, and glory. He is given as an indwelling Presence to every believer to be a teacher, guide, and source of comfort. He produces in believers the fruit of the Spirit so that they may conform to the image of Christ.

 

The Bible
We believe that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, without error in all that it affirms, and is the only infallible rule of faith and living. It is fully authoritative and trustworthy, fully sufficient for all believers now and always, and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. The Holy Spirit, who inspired the Scripture, must ever be its true interpreter.

 

If you would be interested in viewing a more in depth statement of faith, please click the following link which will take you directly to our book of Faith and Practice.