Doctrinal Foundation

Declaration of Faith

a. God: There is one true God, eternally existent in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is the Maker and Preserver of all things, visible and invisible.

b. The Lord Jesus Christ:We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virginal birth, His perfect life, His redemptive death, His bodily resurrection, His present exaltation at the right hand of the Father and His personal return.

c. The Holy Spirit: We believe in the deity and person of the Holy Spirit, who works in men and empowers them. He enables men to live a life of holiness and fruitful service.

d. The Scriptures: The whole canon of Scripture, the Old and New Testaments as originally given, is inspired and authoritative, and of supreme and final authority in all that it teaches and declares.

e. Man: Man was created in the image of God and for fellowship with Him.Through the sin of our father, Adam, sin came into the world and separated man from his holy Creator. Because Adam was in sin and separated from God, his offspring are born in the same state. They are therefore estranged from God and under His wrath. However, Jesus Christ, being sinless, took the place of sinful man and suffered the divine consequences and judgment of sin so that man’s relationship with his Creator could be fully restored. Through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, man can be set free from God’s judgment and be born into eternal life.

f. The Church: We believe the Church is made up of every true believer who has been born again, and that the mission of all believers here on earth, with Christ as our Head, is to be priests who stand before both God and men. As priests, we stand before God to praise and love Him, and we stand before men to share with them the gospel of salvation.

g. The Resurrection: We believe in the resurrection of all who are dead. Every person who is saved will receive eternal life in the presence of Christ, and every person who is not saved will receive eternal condemnation in the lake of fire.

h. The Second Coming of Christ: Jesus Christ will return to gather His Church to Himself, to set up His Kingdom, and to judge all men. All who are in Christ will enjoy eternal blessedness, but all the impenitent will suffer everlasting punishment. We believe that although the truths concerning the second coming of the Lord and the end are important, any doctrinal differences or errors in these particular areas will not cause a person to lose their soul. These differences should not serve as a basis or reason to exclude any believer from the Body of Christ or fellowship within it.