Per our bylaws, all members must read and agree to honor the Christian prinicples found in our Statement of Faith.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
A. We believe the Bible is verbally inspired of God and is inerrant and infallible in the original writings. We believe it is the only and final authority for faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)
B. We believe in one God, who is Creator of all things by a direct act, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, John 10:30, John 10:37-38)
C. We believe by the miracle of the virgin birth that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, in order to reveal God and to redeem man, that He died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice and rose bodily from the dead for our justification. We believe He is now exalted at the right hand of God, that He is the Head of the Church, the Lord of the individual believer, that He is ministering as our Great High Priest and Advocate and that we are awaiting His bodily return. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 9:12, John 2:11, John 11:25, Acts 1:11, Revelations 19:11-16)
D. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and that He convicts the world of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, and baptizes him into the Body of Christ. We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life which is our holy calling. (Ephesians 5:18, Ephesians 4:1, Ephesians 4:30, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20) We believe that salvation is the free gift of God (neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of man) to be received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom all true believers have, as a present possession, the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, deliverance and security from all condemnation, every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness and the divine guarantee that they will never perish. (John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 3:19, Ephesians 2:8-19, Titus 3:5-6)
E. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and which is inherited by every member of Adam’s race. (Romans 5:12-21)
F. We believe that the true Church is composed of all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and thereby constitute a spiritual unity of believers, the Body of Christ. (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28)
G. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost -- they who are saved unto eternal life and those who are lost unto eternal damnation. (John 5:28-29)
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