Faith Statement – I believe
- The Bible is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21).
- Scripture teaches that there is only one true and living God, eternally existant in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).
- Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, He is the Son of God and the son of man, that He came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an atonement and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
- Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God (Titus 3:5-7; Acts 2:38; John 1:12; 1 Cor. 6:11).
- Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential to personal salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of humanity; and that all are justified only by faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace, through faith alone, we are saved (John 3:16-19, 5:24; Rom. 3:23, 5:8-9; Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
- The Holy Spirit ministry is present for today, whose indwelling the Christian and has enabled him to live a godly life. (Romans 8:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18)
- There is a bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to everlasting life and the lost without Christ to everlasting damnation (Matthew 24:31-46; Acts 24:15; John 5:28-29; Revelation 22:11).
- Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil as taught in the Scriptures are privileges for the Church in this present age (Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:13-16).
- The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible. As the believer’s blessed hope, this vital truth is an incentive for holy living and sacrificial service toward the completion of Christ’s commission (1 Cor. 1:7; Titus 2:11-14; Matt. 24:14; 28:18-20).