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Statement Of Faith

Statement Of Faith

The Bible is the inspired word of God.
It is true, inerrant, infallible and final authority for Christian faith and living.
2Pet. 1:20-21; 2Tim. 3:16-17; Mt. 24:35; Jn. 8:31-32; 17:17

God exists eternally in three persons.
These three are Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is perfect in every way, righteous, holy, loving in all deeds and Creator of all life. He is unchangeable and eternal in existence.
Gen. 1:1; Is 6:3; Ps. 145:17; Mt. 28:19; 1Cor. 8:6; 1Tim. 1:17

Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son.
As true God and true man, He allowed Himself to be born of a virgin, taught men how to live through His sinless life, was crucified as a sacrifice for our sins, arose bodily from the dead, was seen by over 500 people, and returned to heaven to prepare a place for us.
Lk. 1:34; Jn. 1:1-4, 14, 14:1-3; 1Cor. 15:3,6; 1Pet. 2:21-22; 1Jn2:2

Men and women were created in God’s image, tempted by Satan, and rebelled against God.
This brought sin into the world and was passed onto all men for all time. Only through
repentance and faith in Jesus Christ are we forgiven, reborn by the Holy Spirit and established as children of God. Faith in Christ is the only assurance of heaven.
Gen. 1:26-27, 3:6-7; Rom. 3:10-12, 23; Acts 2:37-38; Jn. 1:12; 2Cor 5:17; Acts 4:12

The Holy Spirit persuades us to repent of our sins.
His presence in our lives convicts us of sin and prompts us to seek confession and forgiveness in Christ Jesus. The Spirit lives in us, comforts us, teaches us, equips us, empowers us, and enables us to live godly lives.
Jn. 14:16-17, 26, 16:8; Rom. 8:5,11; 1Cor. 3:16; Eph. 5:18; 2Thes. 2:13

The Church is the living body of Christ on earth.
He is its head and the source of its life. The Body is composed of those who have received Him as Savior and Lord. The Church exists to give praise to God, prepare people for growth and ministry through the Word, proclaim the gospel to the whole world, provide caring relationships for support and accountability and be a lighted presence in a darkened world.
Acts 2:41-47, Rom. 12:3-16; Eph. 2:19-22, 4:11-13; Col. 1-18

Jesus Christ will return to earth.
He will return imminently to raise the dead, judge the world, and establish his glorious kingdom. This is the hope of the Church and its encouragement for ministry and godly living. Those who have been reborn will live with Him forever. Those who reject Him will suffer eternal judgement in hell.
Jn. 5:24; Acts 1:10-11; 1Cor. 15:51-52; 1Thes. 4:16-17; 2Thes.1:7-10; Titus 2:13; Rev. 20-22