An Irreducible Statement of Faith

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that God created the universe freely, and out of nothing.
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that all mankind are sinners, inherently from Adam and individually by choice, and are therefore subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential. Justification is by grace alone through faith alone in our Lord’s sacrificial death on the cross alone.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit to empower the Christian for witness and service.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other.
  • We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God.
  • We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.

This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs, but rather identifies those doctrines that merit greater attention. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.