Statement of Faith

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

 

 

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as

verbally inspired by God, complete and without error in the original

manuscripts, that they fully contain the counsel of God concerning

all things necessary for His own glory and man’s salvation,

faith, and life.

We believe in one, true God eternally existing in three persons:

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the same in substance, equal in

power and glory, as He has revealed Himself in His Word.

We believe in God the Father, who created from nothing heaven

and earth and everything in them; who upholds heaven and

earth and everything in them; and so governs them that all things

come not by chance, but by His eternal counsel and Providence.

We believe that God created man in His own image, in knowledge,

righteousness, and true holiness, with a reasonable and

immortal soul; that man sinned, and by that sin fell from original

righteousness and communion with God, becoming dead in sin;

that man was corrupted in his whole nature by sin, and that

corrupt nature is conveyed to all his posterity so that all mankind

are sinners by nature.

We believe in Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, not

made, nor created, but conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the

virgin Mary, very God and very man, yet one Christ.

We believe that Jesus Christ, being holy and without sin, was

made to be sin by becoming a curse for us; that He underwent

the punishment due us, suffering death on the cross where He

poured out His blood for the remission of sins; that justification of

believers is only of free grace on the basis of His sacrifice and

not for anything in them.

We believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of

Jesus Christ, in His ascension into Heaven with the same body

in which He suffered, and in His life there as our great High

Priest, and the only Mediator between God and man.

We believe that, at a time decreed by God and known only to

Him, our Lord Jesus will return from heaven, visibly and bodily,

as He ascended.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the

eternal salvation and everlasting life of the redeemed, and the

eternal condemnation and everlasting punishment of the unregenerate.

We believe that all who come to faith in Christ Jesus and His

righteousness are freely justified, receive forgiveness of sin, are

regenerated having a new heart and a new spirit created in

them, and by adoption, enjoy the liberties and privileges of children

of God.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer and is the

Comforter and Teacher of all who come to faith in Christ as Savior;

that the Holy Spirit continually supplies strength for the believer to

grow in grace and holiness in the fear of God by obedience to the

commands of Christ.

We believe the church of Christ to be an assembly of true Christian

believers who expect their entire salvation in Jesus Christ, are

washed by His blood, and are sanctified and sealed by the Holy

Spirit; its mission is to build up the body of Christ by edifying the

flock, by equipping the saints for service to God, and by evangelizing

all nations through the preaching of the Gospel of Christ.

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