Statement of Faith
What We Believe
The Bible [all the books of the Old and New Testaments] is the true written message of God to us. We believe God inspired the authors of the Bible and are therefore completely trustworthy. The Bible is the final authority on all matters to which it speaks.
Proof texts: 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; John 17:17
There is one God, who exists forever in perfect, equal community as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Proof Texts: Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is fully man and fully God. He is the perfect reflection of God’s character and glory. He lived a sinless life and offered himself as the only perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. All who believe in Him are declared righteous on the basis of His death. He rose physically from the dead and will return again to earth to reign forever with those who are His.
Proof Texts: John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1John 2:1-2; Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3
Humans are created in the image of God, but each one has fallen short of God’s perfect standard and is in need of salvation.
Proof Texts: Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23;5:12; Ephesians 2:12-13
Salvation from our sinful condition is a free gift from God to us. Salvation is not earned or deserved. It is offered in grace and received by faith in Jesus Christ alone. Those who believe in Jesus Christ and call on His name are made right with God and given eternal life.
Proof Texts: Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Romans 10:9-10