Statement of Faith

We believe....

in the following fundamental truths of Christianity:

1. the triune nature of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16, 17;  II Corinthians 13:14.

2. the sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
 Psalm 102:24~27; Romans 11:33-36.

3. the divine inspiration, infallibility and supreme authority of Holy Scripture. 
II Timothy 3:16.

4. the sinfulness of human nature.
 Psalm 14:2, 3; Romans 3:23; I John 1:8-10.

5. redemption only through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, the incarnate
 Son of God.   Hebrews 9:28; I Peter 2:24.

6. the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 I Corinthians 15:3, 4; Revelation 1:18.

7. in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes:
                    (1)      His indwelling by which the Christian is regenerated and enabled to live a godly life;
                    (2)    the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an experience distinct                             from regeneration with signs following;
                    (3)     His supernatural gifting and empowering of the church for its work, life and worship.  Luke 24:49;  Acts 1:8;  Acts 2:1-4;  Acts 10:44-46

8 . one Holy Universal Church, the Body of Christ, to which all believers
     belong, and of which the local church is a part.  Ephesians 1:20~23.

9. that it is the duty and privilege of the Church to proclaim the gospel of
    our Lord Jesus Christ to all mankind. Matthew 28:19,20.

10. the personal imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
      Acts 1:10, 11; I Thessalonians 4:16,17.