Woman with Bible

Our Values

Statement of Faith

 

We believe the Bible, the 66 canonical books, to be the inspired and only infallible Word of God.
 
We believe that there is One God (Monotheism), eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God
the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
 
We believe God created Adam (male) and Eve (female) in his own image. By disobedience, they fell from their sinless state. This fall plunged humanity into a state of sin and death, and this is brought upon all humanity. From this condition we can be saved only by the grace of God, through faith, on the basis of the work of Christ, and by the agency of the Holy Spirit.
 
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. This event happened one time and was a supernatural miracle by which Jesus became flesh.
 
We believe Jesus, the second person to the Trinity, is God who became flesh to complete the atoning work on the cross at Calvary.
 
We believe that repentance of sin and faith in the atoning work of Jesus on the cross is the only way to salvation. There is no other way to be saved from sin and the penalty of sin. This is salvation by grace alone.
 
We believe in the physical-bodily resurrection of Jesus, and his physical return for his church (The Body of Christ)
 
We believe in baptism by water and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit aids in the regeneration, sanctification, and glorification of the believer.
 
We believe in a heaven where those who have been redeemed by Jesus will take eternal residence; likewise, we believe in a hell where those who have rejected Jesus will take eternal residence.

Position on Marriage

Man and women originated from one flesh and therefore when they come together their “one flesh” union is restored. This is a sacred event. We have come to know this “coming together” as marriage. Established by God, this covenant exists between one man and one woman and is at the very foundation of a healthy society. We believe this institution mirrors the relationship between God and his people. Just as God’s love is entrenched into the relationship of his people so should the intimacy exist between a husband and wife. This establishment sets the following precedents:
 
Complementary but opposite sexual pairing of sexes – Heterosexuality
Two-member union – Monogamy
Sacrament of male and female union – Marriage
 
Therefore, we hold to the truth that biblical marriage is a heterosexual monogamous covenant.
 
We hold to the Danvers Statement and the Nashville Statement on Marriage, Gender Roles, Manhood, and Womanhood, and Sexuality.