OUR BELIEFS

ORTHODOX. EVANGELICAL. SPIRIT-FILLED.

Our beliefs can be described as…

ORTHODOX in that we affirm the historic declarations of the Christian faith as embodied in the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed.

EVANGELICAL in that we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, salvation is the gift of God through faith in Jesus Christ, and our response to the Gospel should produce a life of holiness and personal witness to our faith.

SPIRIT-FILLED in that we embrace the continuing presence and work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and gatherings.

In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.

Rupertus Meldenius 17th century theologian

THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17).

THE TRINITY
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6).

JESUS CHRIST
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

REGENERATION
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7).

SALVATION
We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-10).

HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10).

SACRAMENTS
We believe in two sacraments of the Church; 1. Water Baptism. 2. Holy Communion (Matthew 26:26-30; Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-39; 19:1-6; I Corinthians 11:23-30).

UNITY
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23).

RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the consummation of the Kingdom of God, and the renewal of all things (Matthew 19:28; 24:42-44; Acts 1:11; 3:19-21; Colossians 1:19-20; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 21:1-5).

RESURRECTION
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15).