STATEMENT OF FAITH

ABOUT GOD

 God is the creator and ruler of the universe.  He is eternally existing  in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  These  three are co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existent. 

 

Genesis 1:1, 26,27, 3:22;Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

Jesus is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a  sinless human life and while fully human, never divested himself of any  godly attributes.  He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the  sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead, after  three days, to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to  Heaven’s glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of  Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John  1:1-5, 14:10-30, 17:14; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans  1:3, 4;Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13 

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is  present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus  Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of  salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living,  understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is  right.  He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved and  as Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 16-17, 26; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:10-12; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25 

ABOUT THE BIBLE

The bible is God’s Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under  the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source  of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by  God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

II Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Psalm 12:6, 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5-6 

ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in  character.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although  every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by  an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.”  This attitude  separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1,2; Romans 3:23 

ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is God’s gift to us, but we must accept it.  We can never make  up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in  Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from  sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus  Christ in faith, we will be saved.  Eternal life begins the moment one  receives Jesus Christ into his/her life by faith. 

 Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1-2 

ABOUT ETERNAL SALVATION

 Salvation is God’s gift to us, but we must accept it.  We can never make  up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in  Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from  sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus  Christ in faith, we will be saved.  Eternal life begins the moment one  receives Jesus Christ into his/her life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1-2
 

ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true  believer is secure in that salvation for eternity.  If you have been  genuinely ‘saved’, you cannot “lose” it.  Salvation is maintained by the  grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.  It is  the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; Matthew 1:8; 2:44,46 

ABOUT MARRIAGE

Marriage is a biblical institution established by God as clearly  described in the scriptures. This Church recognizes that marriage is the  uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.  Accordingly, this Church, its pastors, staff, and members will not  participate in same sex unions or same sex marriages, nor shall its  property or resources be used for such purposes. 

 Genesis 2:18, 21-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:5-8; 1 Corinthians 7:2; Ephesians 5:3; Hebrews 13:4 


ABOUT HUMAN SEXUALITY

 The Bible teaches that legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely  within marriage. Hence, this Church opposes all forms of sexual  immorality including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography.

Genesis 1:26-28; 19:4-11; Judges 19:22-25 Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 1:13; Jude 7