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Scriptures
I believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are all verbally inspired by God, without error as originally written, and our only infallible rule of faith and practice.
The Godhead
I believe the Godhead eternally exists in three Persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - and these three are one God; having precisely the same nature, attributes, perfection, and worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence and obedience.
The Savior
I believe the Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, the Messiah of Israel as predicted in the Old Testament, and the Savior of the world. I hold to his virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His present high priestly ministry, and His "second coming" to earth.
The Holy Spirit
I believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity who enlightens people to their need for the gospel and effects the full salvation of the believer. The Holy Spirit baptizes, indwells, fills, teaches, convicts, empowers, gifts, and seals God's children.
Man
I believe, through the fall of the human race in Adam, all men and women are born "in sin" and stand in need of regeneration.
Salvation for Sinners
I believe salvation was provided through Jesus Christ by his substitutionary and sacrificial death on the cross, sufficient for all, taking every legal obstacle out of the way, and that all must come to faith in Christ or be forever lost.
Eternal Life
I believe eternal life is the sovereign work of God's grace implanted in the sinner when s/he believes and receives Christ.
Two Destinies
I believe the destiny for the believer is to be present (at home) with the Lord and for the unbeliever is to be separated from the presence of the Lord in everlasting punishment.
The Church
I believe the church is a living organism of which Christ is the head, made up of individual believers who have been saved by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through the grace of God and baptized into Christ's body by the Holy Spirit.
One Commission
I believe the great evangelistic and missionary commission given by Jesus Christ to the disciples and to the continuing church is that of making Christ known by word and example and bringing to maturity those who believe by instruction in the Word of God.