The Scriptures

I believe The Bible – in the original writings, is the inerrant & infallible word of God, inspired by Him, & of final authority in all matters of life, faith & practice (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)

The Godhead

I believe There is One God, eternally existent in 3 Persons : God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit

I believe God the Father is all loving, all knowing, all powerful & reigns over all (Gen 1:1, 1 Chr 29:10, Jer 10:10, Matt 6:9, Acts 1:7, Rom 8:14-15, 1 Cor 8:6, 1 Cor 15:24, Eph 4:6)

I believe the Lord Jesus Christ, is the eternal Son of God, both fully God & fully man; that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin & lived a sinless life; that He gave up His life for mankind as a sinless substitutionary sacrifice, shedding His blood to atone for our sins & resurrected bodily from the dead then ascended to His Father’s right hand where He now ministers as mediator between God & man, making continual intercession for us, and ultimately that He will return to rapture us, His Church, & to reign over the earth (Luke 1:34-35, John 1:1-3,14,18, John 3:1-7, Hebrews 10:4-14, Romans 3:24-26, 8:3)

I believe The Holy Spirit brings conviction of sin, lives inside each believer & bestows spiritual gifts to us, through whose ministry we are empowered to live godly lives to the extent that we yield to Him; He brings unity in God through Jesus Christ & seals us until the day of redemption (John 3:3-8, 14:16-17, 16:7-11, 2 Cor 12:7-11, 13, Eph 4:30, 5:18)

Creation/Mankind

I believe Man, originally created by God & in the image of God for His glory, fell through disobedience & is separated from God by death due to sin; he is in need of forgiveness & regeneration by the Holy Spirit is necessary towards salvation of man (Genesis 1:1, John 1:3, Col 1:16-17, Gen 1:26-27, John 3:3, Rom 3:10, 23)

Salvation

I believe Redemption & Salvation of man is by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ alone, expressed by man through repentance & recognition of Christ’s sacrifice of death as full payment of sin & acceptance of Christ as Savior by confession of this belief (Ephesians 2:8-9, Rom 10:9-10)

The Church/The Body of Christ

I believe The Church is universally composed of all who truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ & have entrusted Him as Savior. Locally, the church is a body of believers who gather together to glorify God, encourage & edify each other & bear witness for Christ, by proclaiming the gospel & making disciples, until His return (Matt 25:31-46, 28:18-20)

Ordinances

I believe The two ordinances and commands for the body of Christ, His church, are baptism & Lord’s supper. Baptism with immersion symbolizes or signifies the believer’s death towards the old, sinful life and resurrection towards new life in Christ. The Lord’s supper is for the purpose of remembrance of the death, burial, resurrection, ascension & second coming of Jesus Christ (Matt 28:19, 1 Cor 11:23-25)

Resurrection

I believe There will be a resurrection of the saved, unto eternal life in Jesus Christ & the unsaved unto judgment (Heb 9:27, 1 Cor 15:51-57, Rev 20:11-15)

Promise of Hope

I believe in the hope & joy of the believer, as promised in His Word, both for now & eternity!