We recognize that doctrinal statements do not replace or supplement the Bible and its authority. Neither are they a substitute for the living, dynamic relationship, which we have in Jesus Christ. These statements are meant only to confirm what is central to our faith, and by intent it is silent on less weighty matters and peripheral issues. However, it is our conviction that what is written here represents a consensus of doctrine, which will aid in guarding the deposit of truth, which we believe is revealed in scripture and part of our mission together.
There is only one true and eternal God consisting of three co-equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Bible, the Word of God, is our final authority and is trustworthy for faith and practice when interpreted responsibly under the guidance of God's Holy Spirit within the community of faith.
God created humankind in His divine image. Through Adam's fall all became sinful, lost and condemned. Each human being by deliberate choice participates in sin and needs redemption through Christ's death and resurrection.
Jesus Christ is God’s Son, fully divine and fully human, the eternal and pre-existent Word. By His death Christ made full atonement for our sins and by His resurrection showed Himself to be the giver of life to all who believe.
God offers forgiveness of sin and justification through faith in Christ Jesus apart from works. Human individuals receive such redemption as God’s gift upon repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ, enabling us to participate in Christ's reign as a present reality and a future hope.
The Church is a community of faith consisting of regenerated believers with Christ as Lord. Such believers claim a personal relationship to God through Jesus Christ, follow the Lord in believer’s baptism, share in the Lord's Supper, gather regularly for worship and covenant for mutual edification and care-giving.
The Church is called in loyalty to Jesus Christ to proclaim in the power of the Holy Spirit the Good News of God's reconciling grace, inviting persons to receive salvation and follow Christ as His disciples. As disciples, we seek justice for all persons and the reform of society.
Jesus Christ will return visibly, at which time He will raise the dead and judge all people. Believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God as they participate in the fullness of His eternal reign, while unbelievers will suffer eternal separation from God.
We believe in the Sanctity of human life. Life begins at conception and upholding this sanctity of life is consistent with our Christian faith.
We uphold marriage as being Biblically the union of one man and one woman. This is God’s ideal. In our fallen condition all sexual deviations from this ideal are an invitation for God’s amazing grace. Divorce, adultery, fornication, bestiality, homosexuality, pornography, etc. are all classified together as deviations from God’s ideal (Greek Pornea).
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