1. We believe that the Bible in its original manuscripts is the inerrant word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  2. We believe in the triune God (Matthew 28:19). The Father is God (2 Corinthians 1:3). The Son is God (John 1:1, 14). The Holy Spirit is God (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). The Father is not the Son (Luke 22:42). The Father is not the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26-27). The Holy Spirit is not the Son (John 14:16). Yet we believe that Christianity is monotheistic – there is one God (Deuteronomy 4:35, 6:4). The Godhead is three individuals united in being one God.
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, and is God made flesh. (Luke 1:31, Luke 1:34-35, John 1:14)
  4. We believe that every individual has been created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). We also believe that every individual has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We believe that there is even a genetic element to our fallenness, that we have somehow inherited from Adam the first man. We are predisposed to love the forbidden and to have distaste for the holy. (Romans 5:12-14)
  5. We believe that God upholds justice and love by standing firmly against our sin, and so each of us has incurred His good wrath (Romans 1:18). We believe that if this justice is not addressed some other way, we are liable and rightly to be sentenced to an everlasting hell. (Matthew 25:46, Revelation 20:14-15)
  6. We believe that we are completely forgiven all of our sins, past present and future, because Jesus Christ has died for us, and has taken the consequences of justice in our place . We believe that we are justified fully and forever as a pure gift through Christ. This is a gift to be received through simple unadorned belief (Romans 3:24-25, Romans 3:28, 1 Timothy 1:15).
  7. We believe that communion, also known as “The Lord’s Table” or the “Eucharist”, is a remembrance and proclamation of the Lord’s death for us, and our reception of its propitiation through faith. We believe we are to observe this often in remembrance and proclamation of the Lord’s death (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
  8. We believe that by virtue of Christ’s blood shed for us, God pours out His Holy Spirit (Romans 5:1, Romans 5:4-5). We believe that it is impossible to strip Christian virtue and practice of the supernatural unction of the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of truth who teaches us and brings the Lord’s words to remembrance, and gives us words to say in the moment that we need them (John 14:26, John 16:13-15). He gives gifts individually to the members of the congregation for the building up of the whole body (Romans 12:6-8).
  9. We believe that by virtue of Christ’s blood we are granted eternal life. Believers will live forever in fellowship with God and with each other. (John 3:16)