statement of faith

1.  The Scriptures to be the inspired word of God;
2. In one God, eternal and self existent, manifested to man as Father, Son and Holy Ghost;
3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin, Mary;
4. He died on the cross and shed His blood as a sacrifice for our sins; He arose bodily from the dead; ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on High;
5. In the ministry of the Holy Spirit to glorify Christ, to convict men and to empower the believer;
6.  That man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin;
7.  And that man can be justified only through personal faith in Jesus Christ;
8. That water baptism identifies us with the death and burial of Christ, and that we should arise to walk in newness of life;
9. That the true Church is composed of such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit;
10.  That Christ wants the members of His Church to carry the gospel into all the world;
11. That the Holy Spirit is at work within the Church through His gifts, fruits and anointed ministers;
12. In the personal, literal second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to judge both the quick and the dead;
13. In the bodily resurrection of all the dead;
14. Of the believer to everlasting blessedness, and of the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting punishment.