We believe that the Holy Scriptures, consisting of the Old and New
Testaments, were originally inerrant and communicated by God and, therefore,
are verbally inspired, and constitute the infallible authority in all matters
of faith, life and conduct.
We believe that there is one true
sovereign God, subsisting in three persons:
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the same in essence and equal
in wisdom, goodness, power and glory.
3. We believe in the essential deity of
our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His
inerrant teaching, in His substitution and expiatory death, by which we have
redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins; in His bodily
resurrection from among the dead, in His ascension into Heaven, in His present
priestly intercession, in His personal return at the end of the age to raise
the dead, glorify the church, judge the earth, and to reign as King of Kings
and Lord of Lords.
We believe that man was created innocent and in the spiritual image of
God; and that he was tempted by Satan and fell, and that through his sin, his
posterity thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death,
which is separation from God.
We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man comes only through
the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit as he repents toward God and exercises
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict the
world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment and to indwell and enable
Christians to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age.
We believe that the church consists of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who are dedicated to the
worship and service of God through the proclamation of the Word, the observance
of the sacraments, and the administration of discipline.
8. We believe in the bodily resurrection
of the just and the unjust; the just to everlasting life and bliss, the unjust
to everlasting shame and perdition.