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Statement of Faith

As much as anything else, a church is known for what its people believe. In the spirit of Habakkuk 2:2, here is a summary of our beliefs: our Statement of Faith.

This we believe:

That God is triune in personality (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), yet one God.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD”—Deuteronomy 6:4

“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”—Matthew 3:16-17

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”—II Corinthians 13:14

That all scripture is given by the inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”—II Timothy 3:16-17

That the Word of God is alive and powerful, dividing the soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and it discerns the thoughts and intentions of our hearts.

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”—Hebrews 4:12

That Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, providing eternal life to those who believe and accept it.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”—John 3:16-17

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures”—I Corinthians 15:3-4

That anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”—Romans 10:13

That those who seek God will find Him.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”—Matthew 7:7-11

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”—Hebrews 11:6

That faith comes by hearing God’s Word.

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”—Romans 10:17

That we have access to salvation, water baptism, laying on of hands, baptism in the Holy Spirit, understanding of His Word, answered prayer, benefits of tithing, and a personal relationship with God because of our faith and His grace.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”—Ephesians 2:8-9

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”—Romans 5:1-2

“Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.”—Matthew 9:29

That Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for us.

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”—Hebrews 7:25

“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.”—Hebrews 10:12

That Jesus will come back for His church—a glorious church—and we will be with Him forever.

“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”—Ephesians 5:27

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”—I Thessalonians 4:16-17

That God has a plan and purpose for every person.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”—Romans 8:28

“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”—I Corinthians 12:12-27

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”—Jeremiah 29: 11-13