About the Universe:
We believe, confess and teach that God, by the power of His almighty word, created the universe out of nothing (Hebrews 11:3), and continually sustains all things by the power of that same word (Colossians 1:16-17). 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.
About Our Triune God:
We believe in one God, who eternally exists in three distinct persons. We do need to understand and accept that God’s Word says that He exists eternally in one divine nature, substance, or essence, of three co-equal, co-eternal and consubstantial persons—God the Father, God the Son and the God the Holy Spirit. Each person is fully God, but is also distinct.
The three persons of the Trinity are equal and eternally-one God. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20; Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
- The Father: Creator of all things.
- The Son, Jesus Christ : 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.
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 Our Humanity:
Mankind, consisting of two genders (male and female), is created in the image of God. Each of these two distinct, complementary genders reflects the image of God. We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. See also Our Humanity.
About the Bible:
We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible are the unique, written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. See Our Bible
We hold to the historic views of Christianity as summarized by the Westminster Confession of Faith together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms as the best explanation of the system of doctrine taught in the Scriptures, and the fulfillment of the Great Commission in obedience to Christ’s command, and to the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostles’ Creed confessional.
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 worshiping 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, so that they may hear the Gospel and receive the gifts of repentance and Faith in Jesus Christ.
Our statements of faith do not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the ultimate source of all that we believe.
About Our Theology:
The basic tenets of our reformed theology can be remembered with 3 C’s: to be reformed is to be Calvinistic, Covenantal, and Confessional. Also, as C.H. Spurgeon once said, “Reformed theology is nothing other than biblical Christianity”.
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