Statement of Faith

I Believe

  1. in One God, the creator of all things, who exist eternally in three equally divine Persons – Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
  2. the Bible to be the inspired word of God, without error in the original writings and the final authority for faith and practice by which all other disciplines should be judged.
  3. God created human beings in His likeness, but Adam and Eve sinned when they were tempted by the Devil.  As a result of this sin and each persons choices, all humans are separated from God.
  4. Jesus Christ is God incarnate – fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures.  Jesus (Yeshua) is the promised Messiah of Israel.  He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and advocate.
  5. that Jesus Christ death on the cross, as our substitute, was the only perfect and sufficient sacrifice for our sins.  His death and resurrection are the only grounds for salvation.
  6. the Holy Spirit is the helper promised by Jesus and serves to glorify Jesus in all He does.  He convicts the world of sin.  He draws sinners to God, regenerates the heart of those who believe in Jesus Christ and baptizes them into union with Christ as Joint heirs in the family of God.  He indwells and empowers the believer for Christian service and living.
  7. the church stands as God’s representative on earth and is composed of all who have have been justified by faith in Jesus Christ alone, who is the head of the church, and are unified in the work of the Holy Spirit.  The role of the church is to build up its members, to engage the culture in which it sits and to bring the lost to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.   The Church is commanded by Christ to practice two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s supper.
  8. God has called believers to live a life glorifying to him, not just in word, but in deed.  Believers are called to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, living out their faith through care for one another, compassion for those in need and justice for the oppressed.
  9. in the personal and bodily return of Jesus Christ at a time known only to God.
  10. in the bodily resurrection of the dead when all will stand before God to be judged for their response to his call to turn to Him and believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  He will assign unbelievers to eternal separation from Him and conscious punishment, and believers to eternal blessedness and joy in His presence.

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