Our Doctrinal Statement
We believe the Bible is God’s absolute, objective truth for all people for all times. It is without error in concept or detail in the original writings. It is breathed out in its entirety by God, divinely preserved, and, therefore, trustworthy.
We believe in the one personal, transcendent, immanent, living God—the creator, sustainer, and sovereign ruler of all things. …He eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in God the Father: one in essence with the Son and the Spirit.
We believe in God the Son. …He is the one and only eternal Son of God, the preeminent revelation of God. …He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary as Jesus, the Christ—fully God and fully man. …His death on the cross atoned for our sin and satisfied the righteous demands of the holy God. …We believe in the personal return of Christ for his church and in the establishment of His kingdom on earth.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in God the Holy Spirit. …He was sent by God the Father and God the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. …He regenerates, baptizes, seals, gifts, and indwells all believers at conversion, progressively sanctifying, and securing them in Christ forever.
We believe that humanity, male and female, is sacred in God’s eyes and was uniquely created by Him, in His image and for His glory, to exercise dominion over the earth and to enjoy a relationship with Him forever.
In God’s design for humanity, life begins at fertilization. He established the institution of family through the union of one man and one woman in a marriage covenant for life.
We believe that sin is any action, inaction, or attitude that is contrary to the nature or word of God… . Sin entered the world… as a result of the one sin of Adam… the whole human race [is] separated from relationship with God… .
We believe that salvation is a gift of God, received by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. …All who repent and believe in Jesus Christ are forgiven of all their sins, justified in God’s sight by the merit of Christ’s righteousness, adopted into His family, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and have equal access to God.
We believe that the New Testament Church is composed of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit since the day of Pentecost following Christ’s resurrection.
We believe in the sudden, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in his Millennial Kingdom. …We believe that those who have accepted God’s gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, at the point of physical death, enter into God’s eternal glory. …We believe that all unsaved persons, at the point of physical death, are destined for eternal damnation… .