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STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Trinity - We believe there is one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world.
God the Father - God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He created the universe in love. He created man in His own image for fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.
The Son - Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him, all things were made. For man's redemption, He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary. He is forever one Christ with two natures God and man in one person.
The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord, and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit.
The Scripture - We believe the Bible, is the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in Godliness and practical Christian conduct.
The Atonement - We believe Christ's death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits only apply to those who receive Jesus as their personal Savior. Healing body, soul and spirit and all of Gods provisions for His saints, are provided for in the atonement, but these must be appropriated.
Salvation - We believe salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is affected by personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification) and personal acceptance of Him into one's life as Lord and Savior (regeneration). The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the kingdom of Gods beloved Son. Salvation is an act of free will in response to Gods personal love for mankind. Salvation should produce an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to Jesus Christ our Savior.
Water Baptism - We believe water baptism is an outward sign of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and is a testimony of our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Water Baptism is for those who are believers.
Communion - We believe in the receiving of Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross until He comes again. Communion is for those who are believers.
Eschatology - We believe in the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the new heavens and the new earth.
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