Affirmation of Faith

We affirm the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God in its entirety, without error in the
original writings as the complete revelation of His person and His will necessary to be understood by mankind.

We affirm that there is one God, infinitely perfect and eternally existent in the persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We affirm God the Father, the first of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace. He has decreed for His glory all that comes to pass. He has graciously decreed the plan by which mankind might receive forgiveness of sin and be reconciled to Him.

We affirm that Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He is without sin as to nature, unable to sin in principle, and did not sin in fact. We further affirm in His vicarious and atoning death by crucifixion, in his bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father. He will personally return in power and glory, and is the final judge of all.

We affirm the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, regenerates with spiritual life those who believe in the gospel, indwells Christians, and seals their salvation the instant they receive the gift of eternal life by trusting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We affirm that the Holy Spirit sanctifies the Christian in holiness, and provides one or more spiritual gifts to all believers, manifesting them as He wills, and that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are operative today. We affirm the filling of the Holy Spirit which endows the believer with power to live supernaturally and that it is God’s will to continuously live life filled with the Holy Spirit.

We affirm that God directly and immediately created the first man and woman in His image, free from sin. The first man subsequently fell into sin by a voluntary act of willful disobedience to the revealed will of God. As a result, every human being of all ages is a sinner by divine pronouncement, nature and deed, subject to the wrath of God.

We affirm that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and mankind is utterly unable to save him or herself from the power or penalty of sin.