Faith Statement

We believe God to have revealed Himself as the Trinity in unity as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- three Persons and yet one God (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; I Cor. 8:6). 

The Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, is a divine revelation inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).

Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, which is to say, He is Himself very God; He took upon Himself our nature, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; He died upon the cross as  a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world;  He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified;  He ascended into heaven in that body glorified, where He is now, our interceding High Priest;  He will come again personally and visibly to set up His Kingdom and to judge the quick and the dead (Col. 1:15; Phil. 2:5-8; Matt. 1:18-25; I Peter 2:24-25; Luke 24; Heb. 4:14-16; Acts 1:9-11; I Thess. 4:16-18;  Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 11:15-17; 20:4-6; 11-15).

Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and, in that sense, is lost; that is true of all men, and, except a man who is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God; salvation is by grace through faith in Christ who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree; the retribution of the wicked and unbelieving and the reward of the righteous are everlasting and, as the reward is conscious, so is the retribution  (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:10, 23; John. 3:16; Acts 13:38-39, 4:12; Matt. 25:46; 2Cor. 5:1; 2Thess. 1:7-10). 

The Church is an elect company of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body; its mission is to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations; it will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, where He appears to set up His kingdom (Acts 2:41; 15:13-17; Eph. 1:3-6; I Cor. 12:12-13; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:6-8; I Thess. 4:16-18).