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Statement of Faith

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 9:02 AM
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:16-21.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Luke 3:22; John 1:1-5.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23, 16:27, 24:27-31, 25:31-46, 28:1-20; Luke 1:26-38, 24:39; Acts 1:9, 11, 2:22-33, 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3, 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Revelation 1:7.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. John 3:1-21; Titus 3:5.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. John 14:15-26; Acts 1:8.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. Matthew 25:46; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 4:1-6; Galatians 3:26; Romans 8:15-16.
  • We believe God created mankind, both male and female, in His image and likeness. Every human being bears the Imago Dei. Therefore, we believe in the sanctity of human life which must be protected from conception through natural expiration. Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 139:13-16.
  • We believe marriage is the lifelong exclusive and committed union of one man and one woman. It is the foundational construct of society at large and it is a fundamental and indispensable component of God’s Church. Genesis 1:26-27, 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-6.
  • We believe God ordained the marital covenant as the exclusive context for sexual contact to be enjoyed between a husband (one man) and his wife (one woman). As such, any extra-marital sexual contact is decried by God as sinful conduct and it is defined by God’s Word as fornication and/or adultery. Genesis 1:26-27, 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Exodus 20:14, 17; Matthew 5:27-30; Acts 15:20, 29, 21:25; Romans 1:16-32; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9-20, 7:2, 10:8; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:16-21; Ephesians 5:1-5; Colossians 3:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5; Jude 1:7.

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