Statement of Faith

The Scriptures

The Bible is the inerrant Word of God. Men were divinely inspired by God to write down the
Holy Scriptures. The Bible has God as its author and is totally true and trustworthy and without
error.
God
There is only one God. He is an intelligent, spiritual and personal Being. God is the Creator of
all things, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the Universe. God is infinite in holiness. God is all
powerful and all-knowing. The Godhead eternally exists in three persons – the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit – and that these three are one God with distinct personalities, but without
division of nature, essence, or being.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity dwells in every believer. At the moment of
regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ, and by His baptism unites all to
Christ in one body, and that He, as the indwelling one, is the source of all power and all
acceptable worship and service.

Man

Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. Man was originally created in the
image and likeness of God. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the
human race. As a consequence of his sin, he lost his spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses
and sins, and became subject to the power of the devil. We also believe that this spiritual death,
or total depravity of human nature, has been transmitted to the entire human race of man,
(Christ Jesus alone being the only exception.) Since then every child is born into the world with
a nature which inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they
become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into
His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.

Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who trust in, lean
on, and rely on Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal
redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as
Lord. Our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
was made to be sin and was made a curse for us, dying in our stead; and that no repentance,
no feeling, no faith, no good resolutions, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and
regulations of any church, can add anything to the value of the blood, or to the merit of the
finished work done for us by Him.

God’s Purpose of Grace

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies,
and glorifies sinners. It is consistent with the free agency of man, and comprehends all the
means in connection with the end. It is the glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, and is
infinitely wise, holy, and unchangeable. It excludes boasting and promotes humility.

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