STATEMENT OF FAITH
•The Bible is the inerrant word of God, infallible in its original language, written by humans who were supernaturally inspired by the Holy Spirit. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
•Humans were created in the image of God, as male and female eternal beings. They were given the task to rule over creation, and enjoyed close fellowship with God. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, all of creation, including mankind, fell into sin and separation from God. As such, all humans are now born into sin, cannot redeem themselves, and are in need of a savior.
•God is by nature a trinity- God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; one God in three persons. (John 5:19-23; 16:12-15)
•Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was made man by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary. Jesus lived on the Earth as fully man and fully God, tempted in every way man is tempted, yet lived a sinless life. He went about doing signs, wonders, and miracles. He is the Messiah, the one to save man from his sins. Jesus is the only way to eternal life with God in Heaven. His death on the cross, the righteous for the unrighteous, fulfilled the punishment for sin and reconciled man to God. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and will return. (Luke 2:25-38)
•Followers of Christ believe in Jesus Christ as the one who redeems them from their sins. They accept and believe that the blood of Jesus was the payment for their sin. As such, they are children of God, heirs to the Kingdom of God, and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the believer is daily transformed to be more like Jesus, living in ever-increasing obedience to the Father and unity with Him. (Galatians 3:26-4:7)
•The institution of marriage is a gift from God. Originally designed for one man and one woman to live in covenant relationship with each other, it thereby represents the gospel-centric relationship of Jesus, the groom, to the body of believers, the bride. It is a tangible representation of the very nature of God being sacrificial love. Marriage between one man and one woman is God’s desire and plan for an intimate relationship between human beings.
(Genesis 2:21-25; Hebrew 13:4; Ephesians 5:22-32)