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Affirmation Of Faith

We believe that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are the all sufficient, truthful, and authoritative Word of God and are given by the Holy Spirit of God through the work of men to reveal who God is and what His will is for all matters of faith and obedience.
We believe that the one, true, and supreme God exists eternally in the three persons of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, each having distinct personhood but being equal in divine essence and glory.
We believe that God the Father is the Uncaused Cause (Creator) of all things who is personal, infinitely powerful, and ultimately involved in His creation. He is the One who has authored all things according to His sovereign decree, saving all who come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, second person of the Triune God, who took on human nature by the virgin birth to fulfill every Divine requirement in life, to die an atoning death, and to rise from the dead to obtain redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and eternal life for all who trust in him.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, as the third person of the Triune God, is the Love of God that indwells those who trust in Jesus Christ. The Spirit effectually regenerates sinners and seeks to fill and empower each believer for godliness, service, and witness.
We believe that God created all things from nothing to display His own majesty and power and that he created man and woman to be bearers of His image and to rule the rest of the creation.
We believe that God orders and directs all things so that all natural events and human actions happen according to His good purpose and for his glory.
We believe that Adam and Eve were created without sin, that they fell into sin by rebelling against God’s rule, and that Adam’s sin, as the representative head, brought all people into a state of rebellion which results in death, ruin, and judgment.
We believe that before the foundation of the world, God unconditionally chose some wrath-deserving sinners for everlasting life by his mercy in Christ.
We believe that regeneration is the application of the atonement of Christ that the Holy Spirit graciously gives to the dead sinner. This is the gracious gift of spiritual life which enlightens the mind to the gospel and enables repentance and faith.
We believe that repentance is a gift of God’s grace whereby the Spirit causes the sinner to have a deep conviction of the evil and ruin of their sin, and enables the sinner who was dead in trespasses and sins to choose freely to turn toward Christ and begin to love obedience to Him.
We believe that faith is the gift of God’s grace whereby the repentant sinner abandons all self-reliance and works of self-righteousness, and trusts solely and completely in the substitutionary work of Christ’s righteous life, atoning death, and bodily resurrection.
We believe that justification is the legal act whereby God the Father declares unjust sinners to be just because of the atoning work of Christ on the cross and through their faith in that perfect work of Christ.
We believe that sanctification is the promised work of God to conform the believer into the righteous character of Christ by the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Spirit of God will infallibly enable those whom He has granted faith in Christ so that their faith in Christ will persevere to the end.
We believe that the church is composed of all believers, gathered in local assemblies for worship, led by elders, served by deacons, and commissioned to live and proclaim the gospel for the glory of God.
We believe that baptism serves as a believer’s public declaration of his faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior for the forgiveness of sins and new life in Christ.
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a time of remembrance when believers confess their faith in the sufficiency of Christ’s atoning death, their unity with other believers in Christ, and their willingness to separate from the world, the flesh, and the Devil.
We believe that the New Covenant made through the redemptive work of Christ is the full realization of the Old Testament types, prophecies, and promises regarding forgiveness of sins, the righteousness that pleases God, and everlasting peace and fellowship with God as His people.
We believe that the last days will culminate with the return of Jesus Christ in the flesh, the resurrection of all men for the righteous judgment by Christ, and the commencement of eternal wrath for unbelievers and eternal joy for those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.