What We Believe
God is one Being, existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. God is the Sovereign Creator and the Sustainer of all things. God is the source and end of all truth.
The Scriptures are the written Word of God, inerrant in their original writings, the infallible authority by which He directs and governs all activities. Both the Old and New Testaments reveal God’s covenant of grace and are therefore applicable to believers today. The Scriptures teach what man is to believe concerning God and what duties God requires of man. The Word of God is the only rule to direct us on how we may glorify Him.
Jesus Christ is the eternal begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and of the Virgin Mary - truly God - truly Man, two distinct natures, and one person, forever. Through Christ's life, death, resurrection and ascension, He accomplished a decisive victory over sin for His people and established His Kingdom among men. He is the only Redeemer of God’s people.
Man was created in the image of God as a rational, moral and spiritual being. Man sinned in Adam and fell with him in his first transgression. Man's fall affected him spiritually, intellectually and physically leaving him in a state of complete depravity. He is restored only by the renewing grace of the Holy Spirit and the cleansing blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. God is the initiator and completer of this work and is sovereign throughout both salvation and sanctification. Man’s response to God’s offer of salvation is repentance from sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ.
The Holy Spirit, who eternally proceeds from the Father and the Son, permanently indwells the believer beginning at salvation. The work of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ. To do this, He regenerates, enlightens, sanctifies, transforms and gives to believers what they need to serve Christ.
The Lord will return in glory and triumph for the final judgment and consummation of His Kingdom.