I. The Scriptures
We believe in the complete, verbal inspiration of the Scriptures, both of the Old and New Testaments. By this we understand that the Holy Spirit not only inspired the thoughts of the writers, but also formulated the very word structure into which the thoughts were cast with the result that the original documents were inerrant as to fact and infallible as to truth. We believe the Scriptures to be the authentic, inerrant, relevant, and authoritative Word of God (1 Cor. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
II. The Godhead
We believe in one Triune God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory, and having precisely the same attributes and perfections (Gen. 1:26; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; Mark 1:9-12; 2 Cor. 13:14).
III. Man's Creation and Fall
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God but through Adam's sin became alienated from God, acquired a sin nature, and came under the judicial sentence of death (Gen. 1:25-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12-21; Eph. 2:1-3, 12).
IV. The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1-2; Luke 1:35; Rom. 3:24-25). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross. By his death, Christ appeased Gods holy wrath against sin and served as the substitutionary sacrifice (Heb. 2:17; 9:26; 1 John 2:2). Our redemption is made sure to us by His resurrection from the dead in the identical, though glorified, body in which He was crucified (1 Peter 1:3-5). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is now in Heaven, exalted at the right hand of God where, as High Priest for His people, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Heb. 9:24, 7:25; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2).
V. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead, in the present age indwells all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, baptizes them into the body of Christ and seals them unto the day of redemption, and we believe that every believer is commanded of God to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Eph. 1:13-14, 5:18-20). We believe in experiences with the Holy Spirit subsequent to salvation (Acts 4:8, 31).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this faith is manifested in works pleasing to God (Eph. 2:8-10; Tit. 2:11-14). We believe that salvation into eternal life comes only by grace through faith in Christ (John 11:25-26; 14:6; Acts 4:12).
VII. The Church
We believe that the Church is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons in this age irrespective of their affiliation with Christian organizations (Eph. 1:22-23, 5:25-27; I Cor. 12:12-14).
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River Of Life
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