STATEMENT OF FAITH

Statement of Faith

What we Believe

GOD

We believe there is one living and true God who is the creator and ruler of all things. He exists in 3 distinct personalities – Father, Son, Holy Spirit. These 3 are co-equal and comprise the one true God.

MAN

We believe that man was created as a direct act of God and that he was made in His spiritual image. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Man fell by voluntary transgression from his state of innocence to an eternal condition of punishment and death – separated from God without defense or excuse.

FALL OF MAN

We believe that man was created in the image of God and was free from sin, that he sinned against God and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death which is separation from God.. and that, as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature – opposed to God and His law, are sinners by choice, and are under condemnation.

JESUS

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born through a virgin birth, lived a sinless life and communicated God’s will for mankind through his teachings. He is co-equal with God, the Father and the Holy Spirit. He lived a sinless human life and offered himself a living sacrifice for our sins by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after 3 days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God. We believe the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We also believe He indwells in every believer in Christ from the moment of salvation, and that HE is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

BIBLE

We believe the Holy Bible is the unerring word of God. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible is the supreme revelation of God’s will for man and constitutes the ONLY infallible guide for faith and life.

SALVATION

Salvation is God’s gift to man. Only in Jesus Christ by God’s forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. We believe that eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ (through forgiveness) in his life by faith. Because God gives man eternal life through the salvation of Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity.

BAPTISM

One of the 2 distinct ordinances from Jesus Christ is Baptism. Baptism by immersion in water symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior. It does not save you, but shows the world that you have been saved. While Baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

COMMUNION

Another of 2 distinct ordinances from Jesus Christ is Communion. Communion (The Lords Supper) is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine (or juice) are symbols of Christ’s broken body and His shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.

TRINITY

We believe that God, from eternity, exists in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that these (3) are without division of nature, essence or being and are fully equal in every way.

CHRIST’S RETURN

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His eternal kingdom. We believe in the final judgement, the eternal joy of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.

ETERNITY

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally in union with God through forgiveness and salvation or separated from God through sin and the rejection of salvation.