Statement of Faith
...in one and only God as revealed to us in the Bible as God the Father (Matthew 5:48), God the Son (Matthew 3:17), and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)
...that God the Son is known to us as Jesus (Luke 2:21). That He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that He is our only Savior and only hope (John 14:6). That He came to earth in the flesh (John 1:14), was conceived by the Holy Spirit and a virgin (Matthew 1:18). That He lived a sinless life and was crucified (Luke 23:23). He died a death of substitution taking man's sins upon Himself (Isaiah 53:5), was buried and rose again, bodily, on the third day (Mark 16:6). That He ascended into Heaven and is now at the right hand of the Father (Acts 7:54-56) and will one day, unknown to man (Matthew 24:42), return to judge the living and the dead (IPeter 4:5, Revelation 22:12).
...that God the Holy Spirit was active in the Creation of the earth (Genesis 1:2) and continues to be active today as Counselor (John 14:26) dwelling in the hearts of all Christians (Acts 2:38).
...that God created man and that all men have, by their own choosing, sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and are, apart from Jesus, doomed to a God-less eternity that the Bible calls Hell (Matthew 10:28).
...that salvation and the forgiveness of sins is found only through the grace of Jesus who bought our salvation with His blood (Romans 5:9, Ephesians 2:8-10).
...that one receives God's saving grace by acknowledging Jesus as God and Savior, turning away from sinful behavior, being Immersed into Christ for forgiveness of sins and indwelling of the Holy Spirit and following Him in obedience (Romans 5:1-2, Acts 3:19, Acts 17:30, I Peter 3:21, Philippians 2:11, Luke 6:46, Acts 2:38).
...that the Church, born on the Day of Pentecost, is made up of all Christians everywhere (Matthew 16:13-18, Acts 2).
...that the Bible is God's Holy Word and that the original autographs were written by men, but totally inspired by Holy Spirit and, therefore, without any errors. That the Bible is provided to us as the final authority on all matters of faith (Mark 12:36, Acts 1:16, II Timothy 3:14-16, II Peter 1:20-21, Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:12).
...that God has appointed Elders to serve as shepherds of a congregation, who's responsibilities are to pray for and serve the flock they have been appointed, by God, to oversee (Acts 14:23, Acts 20:28, James 5:14, I Peter 5:1-2, I Timothy 5:17).