FOUNDATION OF FAITH

THESE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES ARE THE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH WE STAND, SERVE, AND PRODUCE.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.

We believe that there is only one true and living God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.

We believe that all men everywhere are lost and will face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only path of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we believe that God will welcome those He has justified into eternal life in Heaven and that those who reject Him will be eternally separated from the person and attributes of God. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

We believe in the present and powerful ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling is the only means by which it is possible to live as a true disciple of Jesus Christ. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of condemnation and eternal separation from God. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, as one member of His body, the Church. Revelations 21:27; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.

We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship are the primary responsibilities of all those who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.

We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within monogamous marriage, as the life-long union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to service of our Lord, to His singular authority over our lives, and to sharing the Gospel throughout the world. Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.