_DOCTRINE: We accept the
Scriptures as our authority in matters of faith and practice and adopt the
following Confession of Faith as our interpretation of Bible Doctrine:We believe the Scriptures of the Old
and New Testament as being verbally inspired by God and inerrant and infallible
in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority.
1. We believe in one God
eternally existing in one essence, yet three co-equal persons, the Trinity:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, begotten by God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born to Mary while she was a virgin.
3. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the
third person of the Trinity, Who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and
judgment. He is the life of the believer, and He empowers the preaching and
teaching of the gospel.
4.We believe that mankind was created in the image of
God, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death,
which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful
5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ
died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and
substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the
basis of His shed blood.
6. We believe in the resurrection of the
crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into heaven, and His present life
there as High Priest and Advocate for us.
7. We believe in the blessed hope, which
is the personal, visible, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus
8. We believe that all who receive by
faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit, and thereby
become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
9. We believe in the bodily resurrection
of the just and the unjust, the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in
hell, and the fellowship of the saved in heaven.
10. We believe in the existence of a personal
devil, who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men, and that
he and all his angels and all who do not receive Christ as their Savior will
eternally perish in the lake of fire.
11. We believe in the Church, whose mission
it is to preach the Gospel and equip believers for ministry, all of its
endeavors being guided by multiple leadership and supported by the wise
stewardship of God’s people.
12. We believe that the ordinances of the
Church, given by our Lord, are Baptism and the Lord’s Table (Communion).
We believe that the
foregoing are Bible doctrines; therefore, we stand firm upon this Confession of