OUR BELIEFS

The Word of God

We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. We believe that the Bible was revealed without error in the original autographs of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, the Holy Spirit working through holy men, so that the Bible is the very word of God. We believe that God has preserved His Word and that it is sufficient as our only rule of faith and practice. We do not hold to any one version as the definitive inspired and preserved Word of God, and we believe that the reliability of every translation is evaluated by how accurately and clearly it reflects the originals.

Psalm 19; Psalm 119; Matthew 5:17–18; 2 Timothy 3:14–17; 2 Peter 1:16–21; 2 Peter 3:15–16

The One, True God

We believe in the one true God, eternally existing in three distinct, co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God is infinite and immutable in His perfections—power, wisdom, righteousness, and love—all of which are expressions of His supreme holiness. We believe that God created in six days everything that exists, that He sovereignly reigns over all, and that He is glorified by all His works, most notably by the sinners whom He redeems.

Genesis 1; Deuteronomy 6; Isaiah 6; Ephesians 1; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Timothy 1:17

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin, and that He is therefore fully God and fully man, yet one person. We believe that He lived a sinless life and died as a vicarious sacrifice for sinful mankind, the Just for the unjust, securing the forgiveness of sins for the redeemed by the shedding of His blood. We believe in the literal resurrection of His body three days after He was buried, by which He assured our justification. We believe that forty days after His resurrection He ascended to heaven, where He is now exalted at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for the redeemed. We believe that He will fulfill His promise of a