ONE CHURCH - TWO LOCATIONS

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Beliefs

Statement of Faith

 

BIBLE

We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments, were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God, and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice, and the true basis of Christian union.

2 Timothy 3:16-17


GOD

We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 6:1-3


CHRIST

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and humanity of Jesus Christ; in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory; in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry, and personal return.

John 1:1-3; Luke 1:31-32


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit who convinces the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; who as the Spirit of Truth, magnifies the person and work of Christ; who regenerates, indwells, sanctifies, strengthens, equips with spiritual gifts, and leads into all truth those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Acts 5:3-4


SATAN

We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the archenemy of God and man.

Isaiah 14:12-13


HUMANITY

We believe that the human race was created by God and in the image of God to rule the earth and to enjoy fellowship with Him. However, as a result of Adam’s sin, through an act of rebellion and disobedience, the entire human race is alienated from God, condemned to spiritual and physical death, and helpless to establish reconciliation.

Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12-19


SALVATION

We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that the voluntary death of Christ was a substitute for us, whereby He paid the full penalty before God which our sins deserved, and thus made it possible for God to be favourable to us; that God declares a person to be righteous in His sight on the basis of faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.

Ephesians 1:4; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 10:28-29


FUTURE THINGS

We believe in the personal and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge both the living and resurrected dead. The righteous will inherit eternal blessedness, and the unrighteous will receive eternal conscious punishment. The future will bring the complete fulfillment of God’s promise and the ultimate realization of Christ’s majestic, glorious kingdom of peace and righteousness. The culmination of history is life with God and Christ in the new heavens and new earth.

Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20-22


THE LOCAL CHURCH

We believe that a church is a company of believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith, and the observance of the ordinances. We believe that it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts, and privileges under the lordship of Christ, the great Head of the church. We believe that its officers are elders and deacons.

Matthew 16:17-19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27


ORDINANCES

We believe that there are two ordinances which the church observes:

  • BAPTISM, is a public declaration of the believer’s salvation in Christ, identifying with Christ
    in His death, burial, and resurrection and symbolized by immersion in water. While not required for salvation, baptism demonstrates a Christian’s love and obedience to Christ.
    Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38-42; Acts 8:36-40
  • THE LORD’S SUPPER, which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s broken body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He returns.

1 Corinthians 11:23-34


MARRIAGE

We believe that man and woman were created by God and that marriage is the covenantal union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:22-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31