THE WORD AND WORSHIP STATEMENT OF FAITH

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Bible

We believe in the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures and the 

authority of both the Old and New Testaments.

God

We believe that God eternally exists in three Persons—the Father, the Son and 

the Holy Spirit-and that these three are one God, having the same nature, 

attributes, and perfections, and worthy of the same worship, reverence and 

obedience.

Man

We believe man was created in the image of God, but sinned and fell through

disobedience, and that the entire human race shares in man's lost and depraved 

nature.

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus, the eternal Son of God, took upon Himself the form of a man by 

means of the virgin birth, lived a sinless life, yet retained His absolute 

deity, being at the same time 100 percent God and 100 percent man.

Atonement for Sin

We believe that atonement for sin was made by the sacrificial and 

substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.

The Resurrection

We believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His 

ascension into heaven, and His priestly intercession.

Salvation

We believe salvation is the gift of God by grace alone and received by personal 

faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this faith is manifested in works 

pleasing to God.

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father, the Comforter who 

indwells and places every believer in the Body of Christ, bestows spiritual 

gifts upon the Church and convicts the world of sin and the judgment to come.

Indwelling of the Spirit

While all believers are in-dwelt by the Spirit of God (Romans 8), we believe the 

baptism of the Holy Spirit is a definite endowment of power for service and is 

separate from conversion.

Ordinances of the Church

We believe that the ordinances of the church, by the command of Christ, are 

Water Baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper,  both of which are administered to those who are born again.

Eternity

We believe in the eternal salvation of the believers and in the eternal 

damnation and punishment of the nonbelievers. We believe that the consummation of all things includes the visible, personal and glorious return of Jesus Christ the "Blessed Hope" of the Church.