What We Believe
We believe in one God, who eternally exists in three distinct persons:
The Father: Creator of all things.
Jesus Christ, The Son: Became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings, and to rise again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan.
The Holy Spirit: The Lord and giver of life, who creates faith in us, through God’s Word.
The three persons of the Trinity are equal and eternal- one God.
We believe, confess and teach that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, and that through faith in Him we are given the forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and salvation. There is no other way to heaven apart from Jesus, and all who die without faith in Him are eternally damned. While we were yet sinners, Jesus freely died for us.
About the Bible:
The Bible is given to us by the inspiration of The Holy Spirit: God is the true author of every word of scripture. The entire Bible bears witness to Jesus Christ, and its primary purpose is to make men wise unto salvation through Faith in Him. We uphold and confess the historicity, infallibility and inerrancy of the scriptures. We affirm the power of the Holy Scriptures to create faith in Jesus. The Holy Scripture is unified in its doctrine without contradiction or error. It has the divine authority to serve as the Church’s sole standard of doctrine and life.
About the world:
We believe, confess and teach that God, by the power of His almighty word, created the universe out of nothing, and continually sustains all things by the power of that same word. While this world is corrupted by the sin that man brought into it, Jesus promises to one day return and restore all things to the glorious state in which God originally intended.
We believe that man was the principal creature of God’s creation, and thus man was especially made in God’s image; that is, in a state of righteousness, innocence and blessedness. We affirm that Adam and Eve were real historical human beings, the first two people in the world. Their fall was a historical occurrence which brought sin into the world. Because of this, all humanity who are born into this world are born in sin.
We confess that the fall of humanity necessitated the gracious redemptive work of Jesus Christ, and that fallen man’s only hope for salvation from sin lies in Jesus Christ, his Redeemer and Lord.
About the church:
We affirm that the Church is a family of believers- made up of those who have been saved by Jesus Christ. The Church is drawn together and sustained by the gracious power of God- united as one body under Jesus Christ, our head. The Church serves our Lord by worshipping Him regularly, by teaching and confessing the doctrines He gave us, by proclaiming His Gospel of grace- our means of life, hope and salvation, and by the fellowship and care for one another, as brothers and sisters in Christ. We minister to those outside the Church, that they may hear the Gospel and receive the gifts of repentance and Faith in Jesus Christ.
In the words of John Calvin: “To those to whom He (God) is a Father, the Church must also be a mother.”