What We Believe
1. About God
God is one. He is the living and true God who is everlasting and infinite in power, wisdom and goodness; the creator and sustainer of all things, both visible and invisible.
2. About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, both God and man, born of the Virgin Mary, who suffered, and died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. He was buried, rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven. He is our Savior, who will one day return to establish God’s eternal kingdom.
3. About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is one in being with the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgement and comforts, sustains and empowers the faithful, guiding them into all truth.
4. About the Bible
The Scriptures are the sole source and criterion for the Christian faith, the inspired Word of God without error and the final authority in matters of Christian faith and life. In Scripture we are met by the living Christ, and experience His redeeming grace.
5. About Human Beings
We are made in the spiritual image of God and are the supreme object of God’s creation. All are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin” and are in need of redemption and salvation.
6. About Justification and Assurance
God reaches out to the repentant believer with justifying grace and accepting and pardoning love. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe. The Holy Spirit “bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.”
7. About Eternal Security
The true believer is secure in salvation for eternity. One’s salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by self-efforts or works.
8. About Eternity
People were created to exist forever, eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is in Hell. Eternal life with His is in the Kingdom of God.