Confession of Faith

The Sovereignty of God and the will of Man
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What We Believe

Confession of Faith

Article 1: We believe that Scripture, consisting of the 66 books of the Bible, is inspired by God and is infallible, inerrant, and absolutely authoritative over all of life and faith.

Article 2: We believe in God the Sovereign Creator who is the Sustainer and Ruler over heaven and earth. We believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who is infinite, eternal, incomprehensible, omnipotent, omniscient, and righteous in all His ways.

Article 3: We believe that God exists eternally in three Persons, being one in substance and power, equal in glory as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Article 4: We believe in the Holy Spirit who possesses all the fullness of deity as a distinct Person of the Godhead. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the supernatural and sovereign Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers and seals us unto the day of our redemption.

Article 5: We believe in Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God, fully God and fully Man. We believe that in Him all the fullness of God dwells, for all things were created through Him and for Him.

Article 6: We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. As the perfect Lamb of God, He was crucified for our sins, He was buried, and raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

Article 7: We believe that Jesus Christ, having accomplished our redemption through His death and resurrection, has sat down at the right hand of God, and is appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.

Article 8: We believe that man, created in the image and likeness of God, is distinct from and over all creation. We believe that all human life is formed in the womb by God, is sacred and should be upheld with dignity and respect.

Article 9: We believe that God created male and female, who are equal in dignity, essence, and value, but distinct in their role and responsibility in the home and church. We believe that marriage is an institution created and sanctioned by God in which one man and one woman are joined together in a one-flesh union.

Article 10: We believe that in Adam’s disobedience all men are universally sinful by nature and in practice. We believe that according to divine declaration there is no one who understands, or who seeks after God and no one who does good. All are alienated from God under His wrath and condemnation.

Article 11: We believe that in salvation God has sovereignly determined to have mercy on those whom He has chosen. These He has saved by grace through faith in Christ alone, having been chosen by the Father, redeemed by the Son, and drawn by the Holy Spirit. We believe that a person is justified through faith alone, in Christ alone, by grace alone.

Article 12: We believe that all the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever, clothed with the righteousness of Christ, set apart for good works, and sealed until the day of glory.

Article 13: We believe that all the redeemed have been placed by God into the Church, the body of Christ, for worship, exhortation, fellowship and service for the purpose of building up one another in the faith.

Article 14: We believe that the Church, which is called the pillar and support of the truth, is to preach God’s word faithfully in season and out of season.

Article 15: We believe that the Church is to exalt Jesus Christ as Lord over all. We believe that we have been commanded to make disciples of all the nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that Christ has commanded.

Article 16: We believe that Jesus Christ, who is King of kings and Lord of lords, will one day return to judge the living and the dead. We believe that there will be a bodily resurrection of the wicked to eternal damnation and of the just to eternal life.