Statement of Faith

  
We believe in one God who is made up of three co-equal, co-eternal persons, namely the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
 
We believe that God created man in His own image and has called him to manifest and
reflect holiness through obedience to His commandments.  Because man has failed in this responsibility, and refused to honor God as God, man has fallen into a state of moral
corruption, and has become alienated from his creator. 
 
But God, being rich in His mercy, because of His great love, has initiated a plan of redemption and reconciliation for mankind.  The pinnacle of which is found in the life, death and
resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the incarnation of God.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, being at the same time fully God and fully man.  He lived a sinless life, was crucified, died, and was buried.  On the third day after His death, He rose again and ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, and He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
 
Jesus Christ, through His substitutionary, atoning death and bodily resurrection, has provided the basis of our justification, which, by God's grace we receive by faith alone.  God initiates this reconciliation through the regeneration of our hearts, which is witnessed by our
repentance and confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Our great hope is the redemption of out bodies through resurrection to eternal life, which will complete our adoptions as sons.                   
           
As the supernatural and sovereign Agent in regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ at the moment of salvation.  He dwells in the hearts of every believer, effecting their regeneration, operating in their sanctification, instructing them into all truth, and sealing them until the day of redemption.  In addition to this, the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit are for the church today, including the gift of speaking in other tongues. 
 
We believe that the Bible, in its entirety, is divine revelation, and we submit to the authority of Holy Scripture, acknowledging it to be inerrantly inspired by God and carrying the full weight of His authority, and therefore it alone is the standard for faith and practice.