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The Word of God

The Bible is the true Word of God. It is without error because while it was written by men yet they wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God. The Bible has supreme authority in all matters of faith and life.

The Trinity

There is one living and true God, eternally existing in three Persons, each equal in divine perfection. They have distinct yet harmonious roles in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

God the Father

God the Father is an infinite and personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, mercy and love. He concerns Himself mercifully in the lives of all believers. Through His grace, He saves from sin and condemnation all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe that His perfect life of obedience is imputed (credited) to believers by grace through faith. While on the cross our sins were imputed to Him, and they were fully paid for by His sacrificial death (II Cor. 5:21). On the third day Jesus bodily rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven where he intercedes for His people and from there he will visibly return to judge the world and gather all those who believe in Him.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit comes forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, its need for righteousness and the coming judgment. He regenerates the elect and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lives within every believer. He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

Regeneration

All mankind are sinners by nature and by choice. All are under condemnation by a Holy God. But, those who through God’s grace repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior are forgiven their sins. They avoid condemnation and are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

Sacraments

Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper as a commemoration and visible proclamation of his death. The Lord’s Supper is a means of grace, uniting partakers in the bond of the Spirit. Christ also commanded us to administer baptism to believers and their children. God includes the children of believers in His covenant – all of God’s promises are for them as well as us.

Christian Conduct

All believers are to live for the glory of God and are to be concerned for their fellow men. We are called to be Christ-like in all actions, blameless before the world and faithful stewards of all God has given us.