Statement of Christian Faith

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings. They are complete and are the final revelation of God’s will for the salvation of mankind. They are the final authority for all Christian faith and practice. There is one God who created all things, and who is infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures. He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father. He is our High Priest and Advocate. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus, convict people of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, and to indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for righteous living and service. The Holy Spirit continues to give spiritual gifts to the Church for the purpose of mutual edification, world evangelization, and works of service. Mankind was created in the image of God, and yet through sin, he broke his relationship with God. Only through regeneration by Jesus Christ can lost human beings be reunited with God and receive salvation and spiritual life. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only basis for the justification and salvation of all who trust alone in Him for the gift of eternal life. The personal pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ to transport the Church to heaven is our blessed hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. There will be a bodily resurrection of all who die; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to eternal separation from God. The true Church is composed of all persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ are regenerated and indwelled by the Holy Spirit and therefore is united together as the body of Christ, of which He is the head. Water baptism is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life in Jesus Christ. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial service setting forth, in sacred and symbolic manner, the death of our Lord Jesus Christ.