It is not our intention in any way to despise or to dislike those who do not share the convictions expressed here. But neither do we wish to be vague about what we believe and teach. The following is taken from the church's statement of faith:
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There is but one true and living God, infinite, eternal and unchangeable. He is perfect in love, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth. The unity of the Godhead exists in three persons of the same divine essence; the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit who are one God, co-equal, co-existent and co-eternal (1 Thess. 1:9; John 4:24; 1 Tim. 1:17; Matt. 28:19).
The Word of God
The Scriptures, both the Old and the New Testaments, are verbally inspired, infallible and without error, and not only contain the Word of God but are the Word of God. These Scriptures are the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct for the believer and are only spiritually understood by the work of the Holy Spirit within the believer, The New Testament, being utterly reliable, gives testimony to the character and authorship of the Old Testament (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21).
Creation and Providence
God has created all things out of nothing; the heavens, the earth and all that is in them and sustains all things for His own praise and glory (Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:16; Acts 17:25-28).
Human Nature and Sin
We believe in the utter depravity of human nature as a result of the historic fall of Adam who was created by God after His own image in knowledge and holiness, to enjoy perfect fellowship and communion with Him. As a result of the sin of Adam, all mankind are not only born into the world under the guilt and condemnation of that sin imputed to them, but also possess a corrupt and sinful nature. (Gen. 1:26; 3:6-8; Rom. 5:12, 15-19).
The Plan of Salvation
God in his mercy has planned from all eternity to save an innumerable multitude of people and predestinated them to everlasting life, not on account of good works or faith but entirely of his sovereign will and pleasure. His elect people, although fallen, are redeemed in Christ, effectually called by the gospel to repentance and faith, justified, adopted, sanctified, caused to persevere to the end and finally glorified (Rom. 8:30; Eph. 2:4-9).