Statement Of Faith
1.     The Bible (Autographia) is the verbal, inspired, inerrant, complete, and authoritative Word of God. (II Tim. 3:16, II Peter 1:20-21)

2.     There is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19, II Cor. 13:14)

3.     Although created in God's image, all men are sinners, fallen in Adam, hopeless apart from God's grace. (Gen 1:27, 9:6, Rom. 5:12, 3:23)

4.     Jesus Christ is both the Son of God and God the Son, miraculously and uniquely begotten by the Holy Spirit, and was born of a virgin to redeem sinful men. (Matt. 1:18-25, John 1:1,2,14; I Tim. 2:5)

5.     The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, who took on flesh and dwelt on earth. He was sinlessly perfect and gave himself as a substitutionary sacrifice by shedding his blood and dying on the tree; He came back from the dead. This was to pay for all sins (past, present and future) for all who believe. (Heb. 9:12-28,
I John 3-5)

6.     God is sovereign, and in his sovereignty he has given man volition to respond to His plan of salvation. It is God's will that all would be saved and that none should perish. God foreknows but does not predetermine any one to be condemned. (I Chron. 29:11, Deut. 10:14, Ps 115:3, I Tim. 2:3-4, Eph. 1:5-14, John 3:17-18)

7.     Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for salvation. The moment a person receives Christ as savior, he is immediately and permanently indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit. (I Cor. 12:13, Rom. 8:9)

8.     Man is saved by undeserved mercy through faith, and nothing of man enters into salvation; it is a free gift. Man's effort, regardless of how good or well intended, before or after salvation, has nothing to do with it. Salvation is by the finished work of Christ, and nothing can be added to it. (Eph. 2:8,9; Rom. 11:6)

9.     Every true child of God possesses eternal life, being justified by faith, sanctified by God, sealed with the Holy Spirit, is safe and secure for all eternity; and he cannot lose his salvation. However, a Christian can, through sin lose his fellowship, joy, power, testimony and reward, and incur the Father's chastisement. Relationship is eternal, being established by the new birth; fellowship, however, is dependent upon obedience. (John 10:27, Heb. 12:5-11)

10.    A true child of God has two births: one of the flesh, the other of the spirit, giving man a flesh nature and a spirit nature. The flesh nature is neither good nor righteous. The spiritual nature does not commit any sin. This results in warfare between the spirit and the flesh, which warfare continues until physical death or the return of the Lord. The flesh nature of the man does not change with the new birth, but can be controlled and kept subdued by the new man. (Rom. 15:25, Gal. 5:17, 5:19-20, 5:22-23)

11.    Every true believer is promised positional, progressive, and ultimate sanctification. (Heb. 10:10, 14:1, I Thess. 4:3,4)

12.    Christians are called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit, which service includes the propagation of the Gospel message to the whole world. There is promised reward in heaven for faithfulness in such service. (I Peter 1:15-16, I Cor 3:12-15)

13.    The church, embracing all true believers, is the body and bride of Christ, formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit. (Eph. 1:22,23; I Cor. 12:12, 13:27)

14.    The scriptural ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper are for all true believers in Christ. (Matt. 28:19-20, I Cor. 11:23-26)

15.    God has revealed different dispensations or stewardships with corresponding rules of life, of which the present dispensation is the age of grace. (Eph. 3:2-6, Col. 1:25-27)

16.    There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost; of the saved unto eternal life and of the lost unto eternal conscious punishment. These two resurrections are separated by at least one thousand years. (I Thess. 4:12-18, Rev. 20:5)

17.    The imminent return of the Lord, which is the blessed hope of the church, is to be followed in order by: the tribulation, the second coming of Christ to the earth after the tribulation, the establishment of the reign of Christ on the earth for a thousand years, the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved, and the eternal state of blessing for the saved. (I Thess 1:10, 4:13-18, Rev. 20:1-6, 20:11-15)

18.    Angels were originally created holy, but now exist as unfallen and fallen, including Satan. (Psm. 148:2-5, Jude 6)

19.    Satan is a person, the author of sin, and he and his angels shall be eternally punished. (Exek. 28:15-17, Rev. 20:10)

20.    The gift of tongues (languages) was a manifestation of the Spirit's power solely for the demonstration of God's wisdom, purpose, and power in the establishment of the early church and always was in a language that was in use. (Acts 2:6, I Cor. 14:22)

21.    The true child of God is not under law but under grace, saved by grace and disciplined by grace. (Rom. 6:11,15; 11:6)

22.    Repent (metanoeo) means a change of mind. Repentance in salvation means a change of mind from any idea of religion that man may have, and to accept God's way of salvation. Repentance does not in any sense include a demand for a change of conduct for salvation. (Acts 20:21, II Cor. 7:8-10)

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