Statement of Faith
This church accepts the Holy Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts the following Statements of Faith:
The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20 and 21).
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10, 11; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22).
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1; Phil. 2:5, 6), in His sinless life (Heb. 7:26), in His miracles (Acts 2:22), in His vicarious and atoning death (1 Cor 15:3), in His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:39), in His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11:2:33, Phil. 2:9-11) in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory (1 Thess. 4:16, 17).
In the Blessed Hope-the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming (1 Thess. 4:16,17; Rom. 8:23; Titus 2:13, 1 Cor. 15:51, 52).
The only means of being cleansed fro sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Rom. 10:13; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-78; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation (Gal. 4:6; John 3:3; Titus 3:5).
The redemptive work of the cross signifies the completeness of God’s salvation – body, spirit, and soul (John 10:10, Isa. 53: 4,5; Matt. 8-16,17; III John 2).
The filling of the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask for it (Luke 11:13, 24-49; Acts 1:4,8; 2:4; Eph. 5:18). The gifts of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (Romans 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12; Eph. 4:7-13).
In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (Romans 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12; Eph. 4:7-13).
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation (Matt. 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20; 20:1-15; 21: 7-8).
The ordinance of Baptism by immersion in water shall be administered to all those who have repented of their sins, who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls and who give clear evidence of their salvation. Matt. 28:19, Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12; Acts 2:38.
The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly as enjoined in the Scriptures. Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26.