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There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, being present eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Bible - God's Word. The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament. We believe that Scripture in its entirety is inspired by and originated with God. We believe that God chose men to pen His Words. Scripture thus at one and the same time speaks with the authority of God and reflects the backgrounds, styles, and personalities of the human authors. We hold that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. It is the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and that there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.

God - We believe that there is one true, Holy God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—possessing all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. In the beginning, God created out of nothing, the world and all things therein, thus manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom, and goodness. By His sovereign power, He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence, He is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.

Jesus Christ - Jesus Christ is the eternal second Person of the Godhead who was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only Mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. He shall come again to earth, personally and visibly, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

The Holy Spirit - The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead. He was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them a recognition of their need of a Savior and regenerates them. At the point of salvation, The Holy Spirit permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength and wisdom, and uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the up building of the body.

The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the Scripture. His power and control are appropriated by faith, making it possible for the believer to lead a life of Christ like character and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father. Salvation - The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Himself. Originally created to have fellowship with God, man defied God, choosing to go his independent way, and thus was alienated from God and suffered the corruption of his nature, rendering him unable to please God. The fall took place at the beginning of human history, and all individuals since have suffered these consequences and are thus in need of the saving grace of God. The salvation of mankind is, then, wholly a work of God’s free grace, not the result, in whole or in part of human works or goodness, and must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith. When God has begun a saving work in the heart of any person, He gives assurance in His Word that He will continue performing it until the day of its full consummation.






 
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