Statement of Faith

We believe:

  1. That the Bible (all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) is God’s literal Word. It is the basis for all morality.
  2. That there is only one true God, the God of the Bible, and that all other gods are false.
  3. That God created the universe in six literal days. We do NOT believe in evolution.
  4. That God is Three-in-One; we believe in the Trinity. The term “Trinity,” though not found in the Bible, is the best human attempt to describe God’s mysterious nature. There are many portions of the Bible which give support to the Three-in-One concept.
  5. That God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are all equal in power and essence. They are distinct, however, in function; in other words, by God’s own design, they each have a unique role.
  6. That God the Father sent God the Son to be the Savior of the world by dying on the cross. After being buried in a tomb for three days and three nights, He rose from the dead and is now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven.
  7. That sin came into the world when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. From that point on, the entire creation was cursed. All men (and women) have sinned, and there is not one who is righteous.
  8. That the only way to be saved is to believe in Jesus as one’s personal Savior. Once a person believes in Christ as Savior and repents of his or her sins, a radical transformation of the heart occurs (if the belief was genuine) and is followed by good fruit (good works). Good works can never save; good works function as evidence of salvation. Jesus said that if we love Him, we will obey Him. Obedience isn’t legalism; it is love for Christ.
  9. That the Holy Spirit indwells the believer at the instant of true repentance and belief in Jesus as one’s Savior. He is the Seal and Guarantee of one’s salvation. He works within the believer to enable him or her to be transformed into the image of Christ. Once saved, one cannot be “unsaved”; one can falter, one can fail, but one cannot be “un-sealed” or “un-guaranteed.” Forgiveness is complete at the foot of the cross, and it’s a one-time deal that doesn’t need to be repeated over and over again. If the Christian sins, he or she must repent of it and ask for God’s healing and help.
  10. That those who have chosen to believe in Jesus go straight to heaven when they die; but, all who have not chosen to believe in Jesus go straight to hell, a place originally made for the devil and the evil angels who followed him.
  11. That there are unseen spiritual powers warring against each other: the devil and his demons, and the holy angels of God. That Satan hates humans and wants to destroy them. His mission is to kill, steal, and destroy, and all who have not believed in Jesus are under his power. He seeks to damage the believer’s reputation and weaken his or her ability to live a godly life; the only way to fight against him is through the power of Jesus and by putting on the armor of God–spiritual weapons listed in the Bible.
  12. That men and women have distinct roles. The man is to lead and the woman is to submit. This does not make one superior and the other inferior; rather, just as in the Trinity where each member has a distinct function but is still equal in value, the unique roles of men and women are both of great value and were given to them at Creation for the orderly functioning of our homes, church, and society.
  13. That the family was designed to be a unit of one man, one woman, and their children. That children are a blessing and were never meant to be prevented by birth control. There is a huge amount of textual support for this in the Bible, and God hasn’t changed His mind about it just because the culture has changed (in other words: become perverted).
  14. That Jesus is coming back soon to execute God’s judgement on a rebellious world and to redeem believers from all nations, tribes, and tongues. God will restore Creation after Christ’s millennial reign, and there will be no more tears, sadness or curse.