Biblical Foundation Statement

1. The Bible
We believe that the Bible is divinely inspired by God and given for the faith of the believing community. It is infallible, authoritative and without any errors in its entirety.

 

 2. The Trinity
We believe in the one true and living God who is eternal, transcendent, omnipotent and personal. He possesses three eternal, personal distinctions which are revealed to us as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. They are perfectly equal, yet execute distinct but harmonious offices.

 

3. The Father
We believe in God the Father, the first person of the Divine Trinity, who is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He is infinitely sovereign, eternal, and unchangeable in all His attributes and is worthy of honor, adoration, and obedience.

 

4. The Son
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Perfect Son, and second member of the Divine Trinity. He was miraculously conceived and born of a virgin. He was fully man and fully God and perfectly sinless in all His humanity.

 

5. Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Triune Godhead. He has been and will continue to be active throughout eternity. He convicts, regenerates, indwells, sanctifies, seals all believers in Christ, and empowers them for service. Believers are filled with the Spirit at the time of salvation. The Holy Spirit administers spiritual gifts to all believers; however, the manifestation of any particular gift is not required as evidence of salvation.

 

6. Historicity
We believe the full historicity and perspicuity of the biblical record of primeval history, including the literal existence of Adam and Eve as the progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse on creation, the worldwide cataclysmic deluge, and the origin of nations and languages at the tower of Babel. We believe the realities of heaven and hell.

 

7. Redemption
We believe the redemptive grace of God though the substitutionary work of Jesus Christ who paid the full price for the sins of the world, through His literal physical death, burial and resurrection, followed by His bodily ascension into heaven.

 

8. Salvation
We believe in a personal salvation provided solely by the grace of God on the basis of the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that salvation is only appropriated by a person placing their faith in the finished work of Christ and not by human merit or work. We are eternally saved from the penalty of sin.

 

9. Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the bodily resurrection, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous and the fulfillment of His purposes in the works of creation and redemption with eternal rewards and punishments.

 

10. Biblical Creation 
We believe the biblical account of creation as a historical and theological record of God’s creation. We believe that the universe, in its entirety, was created by God in a literal six-day week. God’s creation includes, and is not limited to, the existing space-time universe along with its basic systems and all kinds of living organisms.

 

 11. Satan 
We believe in the existence of a personal, malevolent being called Satan who acts as tempter and accuser. He can be resisted by the believer through faith and reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit. A place of eternal punishment has been prepared for Satan, along with those who die outside of having faith in Christ, where they will be confined to conscious torment for eternity.