WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Bible

The Bible, in its entirety, is the infallible, inerrant, and inspired Word of God; it is divine revelation that carries the full weight of God’s authority and to which we are obliged to submit.

The Trinity

Within the Godhead there is a unity of three distinct yet fully divine persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; these three are one true, eternal God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

God the Father

God is without form, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. God is fully omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, not given to learning.

God the Son – Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man, having two natures inseparably united in one divine person without confusion, mixture, separation, or division. Each nature retains its own attributes. In the incarnation, Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect life among us, was crucified, dead, and buried, yet saw no corruption: on the third day He arose from the dead with the same body in which He suffered, ascended to heaven, and will come again in glory and judgment. He is the only Mediator between God and humanity.

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is of one substance with the Father and the Son. He eternally proceeds from the Father and the Son, and He dwells in the hearts of believers, effecting their regeneration monergistically and operating in their sanctification synergistically.

Creation

God, by the Word of His power, created from nothing the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. He further preserves and governs all His creatures and all their actions according to His most holy, wise, and powerful providence.

Humankind

After God made the other creatures, He created mankind, both male and female, in His own image, but because Adam sinned and woefully fell in his responsibility, he and his posterity (all future generations of people) entered into a state of moral corruption and moral inability and became estranged from their Creator, thus deserving death as the punishment for sin.

Atonement

Because all have sinned, atonement must be made in order for people to be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ made a complete atonement for His people through His substitutionary atoning death on the cross. God imputes Jesus’ righteousness to all believers securing full redemption on our behalf for all who repent of their sin and trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

The Law

The law perfectly reflects the unchangeable character of God. Although the law given by God through Moses is not binding on Christians as far as its forms of worship and ritual are concerned and the civil regulations are not binding on any nation state, nevertheless no Christian is free to disobey those commandments which may be classified as moral.

The Church

Christ has established a visible church, which is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit under the regulation of the authority of Holy Scripture, preaching the gospel of Christ, administering the sacraments, and exercising discipline