We Believe . . .
the Bible is the Word of God
inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error (II Timothy 3:16). In it, God has revealed Himself to us and tells us all we need to know for salvation. Everything it teaches is to be believed, everything it commands is to be obeyed, and everything it promises is to be trusted (Romans 3:4).
God is a Triune God
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). He is the sovereign Lord of heaven and earth. He created the world and all it contains in six, 24 hour days (Exodus 20:11). The ultimate purpose of God’s creation is the revelation of His glory. He rules over all in heaven and on earth, over the Devil and all the angels (I Chronicles 29:11). God providentially sustains His creation and governs it according to His good pleasure.
God is sovereign in salvation
(Hebrews 12:2). Because God is holy and righteous, He punishes every sin. We, who are born dead in sin and are guilty before God, are saved only by His grace (Ephesians 2:1-8). He has chosen a people from eternity to be saved in the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:4,5). He regenerates our hard hearts through the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-8). He gives us faith to believe the gospel (Ephesians 2:9). He continues this saving work by giving us daily the grace to serve Him in all of our life. He preserves us in our salvation (John 10:27-29).
God is a God of love,
and demonstrates it through the death of Christ on the cross (Romans 5:8). By suffering and dying on the cross, Jesus endured the eternal punishment which His people deserved. The Son of God in human flesh paid for the sins of His people, arose from the dead, and now reigns in heaven (Romans 4:25) to be the judge of the living and dead (II Timothy 4:1). Those who believe in Him will dwell with Him forever in heaven; and those who do not believe in Him will suffer God’s just and eternal wrath in hell (Revelation 20:11-15).