STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons,
the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the divinely begotten Son of God who is fully
divine human.

We believe that the Old and New Testaments as originally received, were
inspired and authorized by God; that they unite to present a single message of
His redemptive purpose; and supreme authority in all matters of life and faith.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that through sin he
came under the condemnation of God and must be born again of the Spirit in
order to be saved from wrath and reinstated in favor with his creator.

We believe Christ died for the sins of his people and rose again according to
the scriptures, and that those who repent and trust in the merits of his atoning
work are justified, sanctified, and assured of the resurrection of the body at the
time of Christ’s return.

We believe in the blessed hope of the personal return of Christ to receive his
bride the church, to complete the conquest of wickedness in this world, and to
reign in glory with him.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the eternal punishment of
the lost, and the eternal blessedness of the elect.

We believe that the meaning of scripture must be learned through the faithful
and accurate interpretation of the text of the scripture. The meaning of scripture
is not established by tradition, by appeals to continuing revelation or by the
decisions of church councils.

We believe that the purpose of the spiritual gifts given to men and women in
Christ is not self fulfillment but service to others, to the end that God receives
all glory and honor.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the
Christian is enabled to live a godly life.