We believe that the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments, was authored by God and, through divine inspiration, written by men. We affirm that the Bible is totally sufficient and trustworthy, completely free from error in the original manuscripts, and reveals the principles by which God will judge us. The Bible will remain to the end of the world the supreme standard and final authority by which all matters of life and doctrine should be tested.
We believe that there is only one living and true God. He is the eternal, infinite Creator and supreme Ruler of heaven and earth. He is merciful, just, and loving and governs all things according to His sovereign will for His glory. He alone is inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and is worthy of all honor, confidence, obedience, and love. We believe that the one true God eternally exists as three distinct persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; each is fully God and equally possesses all the perfections of deity while executing their distinct and harmonious roles in the great work of redemption.
Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that God the Son is fully divine and has eternally existed with the same glory as the Father. In His incarnation, He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and was called Jesus. He took upon Himself human nature, becoming fully man while remaining fully God. He lived a sinless life, died as a substitute for sinners, and rose from the dead as the Lord and Savior of all those who believe. Jesus is now seated at the right hand of God the Father and serves as the mediator between God and those who believe. He will soon return to judge sinners and to receive all those who have trusted in Him.
We believe that God the Holy Spirit is the eternal Spirit who shares in the fullness of deity along with the Father and the Son. He is the Spirit of truth sent by God the Father and Jesus Christ to carry out the eternal plan of redemption among God’s people. His primary ministry is to exalt and glorify Jesus by applying the Gospel to sinners’ hearts, to convict them of their sin, to give them new life in Christ, and to seal them until the day of redemption.
We believe that the church is the communion of God’s people drawn from every tribe, language, people, and nation throughout all the ages. This body of believers is made visible in local churches marked by the faithful preaching of God’s word and faithful administration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The church is governed by the word of God, which teaches that Christ is the head of the church. Christ and the church is likened to the divine institution of marriage between a man and a woman
We believe that God created people in His own image, thus, all people have inherent value. We believe that God created people male and female. Gender is both a wonderful gift and an unchangeable part of God’s design, directly connected to the God-appointed link with biological sex. Our first parents, Adam and Eve, were created with innocence, but voluntarily rebelled against God and brought sin into the world. As a result, all people are born as sinners, inheriting the condemnation of our first parents.