Statement of Faith

What We Believe:

  1. God: God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God. Gen 1:1, Deut 6:4; 26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matt 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14
  2. Mankind: We were originally created in the image and after the likeness of God, and that we fell through sin, as a consequence of sin, lost our spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins, and subject to the power of the devil.  Gen 1:27; 6:5;  Psalm 8:3-6; Isa 53:6a; Rom 3:23; Isa 59:1,2, Jeremiah  17:9; John 3:6; 6:35
  3. Eternity: We all were created to exist forever.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men. The saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. The place of eternal separation from God is called hell.  Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God. John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15 (Hell); Matthew 25:41; Revelation 21:27 (Heaven)
  4. Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Matt 1:22,23; Isa 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Heb 4:14,15; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Rom 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
  5. Salvation: Salvation is a gift from God to mankind.  Rom 6:23; Eph 2:8,9; John 3:16; 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3;5; Gal 3:26; Rom 1:18; 5:1; 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-6
  6. Eternal Security: Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in the salvation for eternity.  John 10:29; II Tim 1:12; Heb 7:25; 10:10, 14; I Peter 1:3-5; I John 5:11-13
  7. Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God.  He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of Salvation.  II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; I Corinthians 3:16; Eph 1:13; Gal 5:25; Eph 5:1
  8. Bible: The Bible is God’s word to mankind. II Tim 3; 16; II Peter 1:20, 21; II Tim 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6, Rev 22:12
  9. Church: The Church is composed of all believers who by the Holy Spirit have been baptized into the body of Christ since Pentecost.  Matt 16:18; Acts 2:41; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Matt 28:19; I Corinthians 11:26
  10. Sanctification: Sanctification is twofold, positional and practical.   First positional, since the believer is in Christ, he is a partaker of Christ’s sanctification.  Secondly, practical, the believer is responsible for his practical sanctification (daily walk), he is to “grow in grace” and become like Christ. Rom 5:1-5; II Corinthians 3:18; Eph 4:24;5:5-27
  11. Ministry and Spiritual Gifts: God has sovereignly bestowed Spiritual Gifts on all believers and that these gifts make room for the believer.  I Corinthians 13:4-11; I Corinthians 14:27-33; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:7-12; 1 Pet 4:10