Church Doctrine

About the Bible
: We believe the Holy Bible to be the verbally and plenarily inspired word of God. The Bible is inerrant and infallible, and is therefore the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32; Rev. 22:18-19)

About the Godhead: We believe in one triune God existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - each eternal in being, identical in nature, and equal in power and glory. (Gen. 1:1, 26; John 1:1,3; Matt. 28:19; John 4:24; Rom. 1:19-20; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 4:5-6)

About the Person and Work of God the Father: We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all things that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, and that He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Luke 10:21-22; Matt. 23:9; John 3:16, John 6:27; Rom. 1:7; 1 Tim. 1:1-2; 1 Tim. 2:5-6; 1 Pet. 1:3; Rev. 1:6)

About the Person and Work of Jesus Christ: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal and preexistent Son of God. We believe that He became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. We believe that He accomplished our redemption by His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. We believe that He ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Isa. 7:14; Isa. 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19-21; Gal. 4:4-5; Php.2:5-8; Heb. 9:22; Acts 2:18-26; Rom. 3:24-25; 1 Pet. 2:24; Eph. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:3-5; Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 9:24; Heb. 7:25; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2) 

About the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. We believe that He is the divine Teacher of all Truth who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scriptures, and that it is the privilege of all Christians to be filled with the Spirit. We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowal of spiritual gifts to every believer. (John 16:8-11; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 3:6; Eph. 1:13-18; Eph. 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27; 1 Cor. 12:4-11, 28; Eph. 4:7-12)

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