Belief Statement

Section 1: The Bible

We affirm the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, as the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is inerrant in its original writings and serves as the ultimate guide for faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Guided by the Holy Spirit, human authors wrote precisely what God intended, without error or omission (2 Peter 1:21).

Section 2: God

We believe in one God, Creator of all, revealed in three distinct Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—yet one in essence, being, and glory (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 10:30; 2 Corinthians 13:14). God is eternal, infinite, and sovereign, possessing attributes such as omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, holiness, justice, righteousness, love, grace, mercy, and goodness (Psalm 90:2; 1 Timothy 1:17; Psalm 139:1-13; Isaiah 6:3; Romans 6:23; 1 John 4:8).

Section 3: Jesus Christ

We confess Jesus Christ as fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1,14). He lived a sinless life, died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for humanity's sins, rose from the dead, ascended to Heaven, and reigns as our High Priest and Advocate (1 John 3:5; 1 John 2:2; Romans 5:8-9; Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 7:25).

Section 4: The Holy Spirit

We affirm the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, who regenerates sinners, indwells believers, and empowers them for Christian living (Acts 5:3-4; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14). He administers spiritual gifts according to His sovereign will, and while miraculous gifts may operate, they may not function identically to those in the early church (1 Corinthians 12:11; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11).

Section 5: Angels and Demons

We believe in the reality and personality of angels, created by God to serve Him and deliver His messages (Nehemiah 9:6; Hebrews 1:14). We also affirm the existence and personality of Satan and demons, who rebelled against God and now oppose Him and humanity, but will ultimately face eternal punishment (Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).

Section 6: Humanity

We acknowledge humanity's direct creation by God, made in His image and likeness, yet fallen due to sin inherited from Adam (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1-5).

Section 7: Salvation

Salvation is a gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone, achieved through His sacrificial death and bodily resurrection (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:8-9; 1 Corinthians 15). It is received by grace through faith, apart from works, and results in transformed lives evidenced by good works (Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2).

Section 8: The Church

The Church is the spiritual body of Christ, composed of all believers, called to proclaim the gospel and disciple believers through baptism and the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Matthew 28:19-20). The Great Commission is the primary mission of the Church, and believers are tasked with witnessing to the truth of God's Word (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8).

Section 9: Things to Come

We anticipate the imminent return of Jesus Christ to rapture His saints and establish His millennial kingdom, followed by the physical resurrection and eternal destinies of all humanity (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:1-6; Matthew 25:46).