STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Bible. The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and constitutes complete and final revelation. The Bible, in its original text, is without error in whole and in part (II Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21, Hebrews 4:12).
The Triune God
God has existed from all eternity in three persons: God the Father, God the Son (Colossians 2:9, John 10:30, Phil. 2:5-10), and God the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:2, Joel 2:28-29, John 14:16-17, John 14:26, John 15:26, John 16:7-14). Jesus Christ is God come in human flesh, being fully God and fully man except without sin. (John 1:10-14, 2 Corinthians 5:21). Any prayer and/or acts of worship must therefore be directed only to this Triune God. Prayer or worship of any other gods, beings, or persons is contradictory to biblical teaching. (1 Timothy 2:5-6, Exodus 20:3-6, Deuteronomy 18:10-11, Ecclesiastes 9:5,6,10, Isaiah 8:19, Isa. 26:12-14, Job 7:9,10).
All Men are Sinners
All men are in violation of God’s righteous requirements and His holy character both by nature and by act, and therefore are under his wrath and just condemnation. The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for mans sin through substitutionary death on the cross – the successful accomplishment which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection. (Romans 3:10-26, I Corinthians 15:12-22, II Corinthians 5:14-21).
Salvation through Jesus Christ
Salvation is offered as a gift, free to the sinner. This gift must be responded to in individual faith, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, but in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:1-10, II Corinthians 5:14-21).
Ability and Authority to Teach Children
We hold as belief and conviction that children are given by God as a stewardship to the parent and not the state and that parents have the ability and authority to teach and educate their own children. (Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Ephesians 6:4, Malachi 2:15, Psalm 127:3-5).
We believe and teach our children that marriage is an institution between husband and wife (one man and one woman) established by God. (Gen. 2:18-24, Eph. 5:21-31)