What We Believe

We are convinced of the following:

• The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority and complete sufficiency in all matters of Christian faith and conduct

• The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead

• The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, rendering humanity subject to God’s wrath and condemnation

• The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth of the virgin Mary

• Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, as our Representative and Substitute

• Salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone

• The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

• The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting him/her repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ

• The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit, transforming and empowering the believer for Christian love and witness as part of Christ’s church

• The certainty of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to judge all people: his people to eternal life and his enemies to eternal death