Our Statement of Faith
As we reviewed our statement of faith, it was in need of revision to clearer language and the inclusion of Scripture verses substantiating what we say we believe. In 2017, following a series of messages on the Articles of our Statement of Faith, the membership voted to accept the new statement. Below are the Articles and the messages delivered at Sunday worship services.
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts, and infallible, and the final authority in all matters of faith and life.
One true God eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is true God and true man and was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
Jesus Christ, being sinless, died in our place for our sins, was buried and rose again bodily from the dead, ascended to heaven where He now intercedes at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
All persons are sinners and separated from God until they are born again by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, and evidenced by repentance of sin.
The Holy Spirit indwells each believer and seals each believer until the day of redemption.
The Holy Spirit enables the believer to live a victorious life through faith in and obedience to Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit gives to each believer one or more spiritual gifts to be used to edify the body of Christ.
The righteous are resurrected to eternal blessedness and the unrighteous to everlasting punishment.
We look forward to the imminent and visible bodily return of Jesus Christ for His church.
The Lord has directed two ordinances for all born-again believers in the local church:
Water baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as an act of obedience, a testimony and in identification with Christ.
The regular observance of the Lord’s Supper as an active remembrance of His sacrificial death on our behalf.