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STATEMENT OF FAITH

1. GOD

There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

2. THE BIBLE

The Bible is inspired of God, inerrant in the original documents and of final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

3. THE HUMAN CONDITION

Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful and lost. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of man. Redemption is wholly by the blood of Christ. Salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

4. JESUS CHRIST

The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin and is sinlessly perfect. His sacrifice is substitutionary and representative. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to His Father’s right hand, where He now ministers as our Great Hight Priest. He will come to rapture His Church and subsequently return to reign over the earth.

5. THE WORK OF JESUS

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

6. THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit indwells the believer who is thus empowered to live a godly life.

7. THE CHURCH

The Church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and is composed of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. These believers are united to Him and to one another by the indwelling Spirit. The Church’s calling, hope and destiny are heavenly, and its chief functions are to glorify God and to witness for Christ until His return.

There are two Christian ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism by immersion signifies that the believer, having died with Christ, is buried with Him in baptism and also is risen with Christ to walk in newness of life. The Lord’s Supper is a remembrance feast, instituted by the Lord Himself exclusively for His own.

8. CHRISTIAN LIVING

We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.