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STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

(a) The Scriptures

We believe in the Divine inspiration, the infallibility and supreme authority of the Old and New Testaments in their entirety. They alone constitute the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to Christian faith and practice.

 

(b) The Godhead

We believe there is one God, perfect and holy, existing eternally in three equal Divine persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; who is the creator and sustainer of all things, both visible and invisible, the heavens, the earth and all that is contained in the universe.

 

(c) The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternally existing only begotten Son of God, the Lord of all creation.

We believe that Jesus was the Word made flesh, supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and died on a cross as a vicarious sacrifice, sheding his blood for the remission of sin for all humanity. He is the only source of salvation from sin for the world. Salvation from the penalty and consequences of sin is found only through the substitutionary atoning death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead in His own glorified body for the justification of humanity, ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father and will return to the earth at the consummation of the age.

 

(d) Salvation

We believe that all persons are in a fallen sinful and lost condition as a result of the original sin of Adam and Eve who were created without sin. In this state of depravity people are helpless to save themselves and are under the condemnation of God to eternal punishment. Salvation from this state is solely by grace and is received through genuine repentence toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This experience is known as "new birth" and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit who alone convicts people of sin, leads them to repentance, creates faith within and regenerates them. The regenerate person is indwelt by the Holy Spirit who imparts gifts and produces fruit through the believer. The Holy Spirit empowers and fills believers for the purpose of extending Christ=s kingdom and God=s glory.

 

(e) The Kingdom of God

We believe that the Kingdom of God is composed of all believers under the headship of the Lord Jesus Christ of all nations and denominations. The Church is the visible manifestation of the Body of Christ in the local community expressing itself through local congregations.

 

(f) The Christian life

We believe that the Christian life is expressed outwardly by conformity to the standards expressed in the Scriptures which are the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to Christian faith and practice.