Statement of Faith
(with Scripture Support)
The Gospel is good news, the very best news anyone can hear. Children can understand it; it is so
profound that the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches.
The Gospel announces that God loved the world so profoundly that He gave His Son to die on the
cross for lost sinners. Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins. Christ’s resurrection makes ours
possible. Whoever believes in Christ will not perish but have everlasting life. Jesus Christ is
the only Savior, the one and only mediator between God and humanity, the only hope of the world.
We confess the historic Christian faith and proclaim the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross
to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of
intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory.
1.) The God of the Bible is the one and only God.
God is a living and active Spirit, eternal and free, perfect in justice, goodness and love, totally
self-sufficient, all-powerful, and all knowing. He rules the world and is worthy to receive all
glory, honor, worship, and obedience. All things and people are dependent upon Him as their
creator and sustainer. God made humans distinct from everything else by creating them in
His image. Every man and woman, as an image-bearer of God, has dignity and is worthy of
respect, care, and protection.
The Bible teaches that the one and only God is three persons within the unity of the divine
being. God is the Father who sent His only Son to save the lost. The Holy Spirit is sent to
apply the work of Christ to us. Because God exists forever in this three-personal life, the
church speaks of Him as the Holy Trinity.
2.) The Bible is God’s written Word.
The Bible is the revealed Word of God, given in and through the words of human writers
whom the Holy Spirit inspired and guided. The Bible is truthful in all that it affirms and
without error as originally given by God. The Bible tells us what we need to know about
God, His law, His salvation, and how we should live. The Bible is the only infallible rule of
faith and life. It alone is the final authority establishing all Christian doctrine.
3.) Sin has broken our fellowship with God.
Although created righteous, our first parents, Adam and Eve, fell into sin. As a result of their
disobedience, all humans are born moral rebels. We have inherited a sinful nature that
leads us to think and act as if we were God. We do not have it in us to stop breaking God’s
moral standards. Indeed, God sees us as guilty, helpless, hopeless slaves of sin and alienated
from Himself and one another. The just penalty of our sin is death.
4.) God so loved the world that He gave His Son to die for
lost and perishing sinners.
Salvation is deliverance from the penalty of past sin, the power of present sin, and finally,
when life here ends, from the very presence of sin and all its ill effects. Christ came in
human flesh to rescue sinners. Having modeled true godliness throughout His perfect life,
Jesus died in our place, suffered the penalty we deserved, and satisfied God’s justice for us.
By His sacrificial substitution for us, He redeemed us from our slavery to sin and reconciled
us to the Father, making peace between the Father and ourselves. By His bodily resurrection,
Christ defeated death and supremely demonstrated His deity.
Our salvation is due solely to grace, which means God’s undeserved love to those who
deserve the exact opposite: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this
not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Salvation is a free gift of God, not of any works we do. We are justified by faith alone in
Christ alone. The moment we believe, Christ’s righteousness is accounted or imputed to us.
 On this basis our sins are forgiven, and we ourselves are given a righteous person’s status
in God’s sight, sinners though we still are. We have been rescued from eternal misery apart
from God and given a new life of joy, peace, and thanksgiving in Christ.
5.) God the Holy Spirit regenerates and empowers believers to live the Christian life.
The Holy Spirit not only gives believers a new nature but also an assurance of their salvation.
 The Holy Spirit empowers believers to live the Christian life and calls us to holy living.
 Spiritual power is very much needed because the Christian life is a constant conflict
with the world, the flesh, and the devil. The Holy Spirit helps the believer to practice Christ-
like virtues that Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 calls the Spirit’s fruit: love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Followers of Christ also receive from the Holy Spirit the particular spiritual gifts they need
for their servant ministries to others. His power accompanies their presentations of the
Gospel. The Holy Spirit attests to the truth and authority of the Scriptures, and believers use
the Scriptures to test and stand against the deceiving spirits led by the Evil One.
Our Lord calls us to love the Lord our God with all our strength, soul, and mind, and our
neighbors as ourselves. In our citizenship in God’s kingdom, our faith will appear barren
if we do not show love and humility by caring for the poor, sick, widows, orphans, and
outcasts, by comforting the sorrowing, by helping the needy, and by shielding the oppressed
from the oppressor.
6.) By their union with Christ, the head of the universal church,
all believers are united to one another.
The Holy Spirit unites every sinner reconciled to God by faith in Christ to all other believers
in one body. The universal church is an international, multi-ethnic, and transcultural family,
the household of faith. Christ is the sole head of the church, also referred to in Scripture as
the body and bride of Christ and the temple of the Holy Spirit. Local churches are, in
varying degrees, visible manifestations of the one universal church. They exist where the
Word of God and the Gospel are faithfully preached and baptism and the Lord’s Supper are
faithfully administered. Our Lord prayed that believers would be one. Our unity will be
manifested as the Faithful reach beyond racial and denominational lines to demonstrate the
reconciling power of Christ.