To show our continuity with
Christians throughout the centuries we affirm the biblical Christian faith as
summarized in the Apostlesí Creed. The main points of this faith are included
in the following statement of our faith:
We believe that the sixty-six
books of the Bible, in their original manuscripts, are the inspired Word of
God. While the central purpose of the Bible is to bring us into relationship
with God, all that the Bible teaches is inherently true, including matters of
science and history.
We believe that God is infinite
and personal, that He created the world out of nothing, and that He continues to
rule over the affairs of men and nations.
We believe that God is a Trinity,
three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in one Being, equal in power and
glory, yet different in role and function.
We believe that Jesus Christ, born
of a virgin, is fully God and fully man, has two natures in one person, and is
like us in all ways except without sin.
We believe that Jesus died on the
cross, was buried, rose from the grave, and ascended to the right hand of God,
in order to fully pay for all our sins and to inaugurate His saving reign.
Christís salvation and reign begin to restore us from the effects of the fall.
We believe in the present ministry
of the Holy Spirit by indwelling the Christian, enabling him to live a godly
We believe that every human being
is created in the image of God and that each human life should be protected and
treasured from conception to the grave. But sadly, all of mankind, the whole of
each person, and every sphere of life was disturbed by Adam and Eveís revolt
We believe that we are saved and
justified by personal faith in Jesus Christ when God draws us to himself by his
Word and Spirit; true saving faith leads to a life of service and gratitude to
God as salt and light in the World.
We believe in the spiritual unity
of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus will come
again, personally and visibly, at the end of history, when the dead will be
bodily resurrected, believers to everlasting joy with the Lord, unbelievers to
We believe that all truth, in
whatever subject, is Godís truth, received through general revelation, even
among unbelievers; nevertheless, unbelief and the secular world views have
seriously distorted much learning, so that believers must evaluate all we learn
in light of scripture.