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STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Holy Scriptures, consisting of Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired word of God, inerrant and infallible and is authoritative in all matters of faith, life and conduct.
We believe that there is one true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the same in essence and equal in wisdom, goodness, power and glory.
We believe in the essential deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His inerrant teaching, in His substitutinary sacrifice on the cross, by which we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins; in His bodily resurrection from among the dead, in His ascension into Heaven, in His present priestly session, in His personal return at the end of the age to raise the dead, glorify the church, judge the earth, and to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.
We believe that man was created innocent and in the image of God; and that He was tempted by Satan and fell, and that through his sin, he thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and need salvation. (Romans 9:23)
We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man comes only through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit as he repents toward God and exercises faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit who was poured out on the day of Pentecost and we believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and to indwell and enable the Christian to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present age, and to be administrator in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the church on earth consists of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, who are dedicated to the worship and service of God through the proclamation of the Word, the observance of the sacraments (Lord's Supper, Baptism), and holy living.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust--the just to everlasting life and bliss, the unjust to everlasting shame and punishment.