Doctrinal Statement

The Bible

  1. The entire Bible, in the original manuscripts, is the only inspired, inerrant, authoritative revelation of God to man.

God

  1. There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  2. The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, became a sinless man without ceasing to be God, in order to reveal God and redeem man.
  3. The Holy Spirit dwells in every believer, and by His baptism unites all who believe in Christ in one body.

Man

  1. Man was created in the image of God and he sinned and thereby suffered not only physical but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
  2. Man can enter a relationship with God only through Christ’s provision for man’s sin.

Salvation

  1. The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures and physically rose again on the third day for our justification.
  2. The only way God has provided to remove sin is through sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place, and therefore pay for our sin.
  3. It is necessary for man to individually receive Christ by personal trust in Him as Savior and the moment we trust in Him we pass out of spiritual death into everlasting life.
  4. We are called by Christ to live a life yielded to the Holy Spirit who indwells us at the point of salvation.

Sanctification

  1. The theology of sanctification teaches Christians the right purpose in life, to glorify God.
  2. The doctrine of sanctification gives believers hope that sin can be overcome.
  3. Sanctification gives Christians a practical understanding of how to put off sin and put on righteousness.