The Word of God. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and that He has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
II Tim. 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21; John 17:17; Romans 15:4; Matt. 4:4.
The Trinity. We believe that there is one living and true God eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
Gal. 3:20; I Cor. 8:6; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; Jude 24-25.
God the Father. We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that he concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that he hears and answers prayer, and that he saves from sin and death all who come to him through Jesus Christ.
Ps. 145:3; John 4:24; Matt. 5:48; Rev. 4:8; Rom. 11:33; Matt. 19:26; I John 4:10.
Jesus Christ. We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in his virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for his people and personal visible return to earth.
John 3:16; Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35; John 1:14; Heb. 4:15; I Peter 2:22; II Cor. 5:17-21; I Cor. 15:3, 4 & 20; Acts 1:9-11; I John 2:1-2; I Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 1:7; John 14:3.
The Holy Spirit. We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that he is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
John 14:16-17; 26; John 16:7-11; John 3:3-8; Rom. 8:1-16; 26-27; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 12:13.
Regeneration. We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Saviour are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
Acts 4:12; Rom. 3:10 & 23; Rom 6:23; Rom. 5:1; Rom. 10:9-13; Acts 17:30; Eph. 2:10-10; Rom. 8:1-16.
The Ordinances. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of his death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:3-7; Acts 2:38 & 41; Acts 8:12 & 36-39; I Cor. 11:23-26.