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Statement of Faith 


1. THE WORD OF GOD. We believe that the Bible is the word of God fully inspired and 

without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and 

that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 

1:16-21; Romans 15:4; Colossians 3:16 

2. THE TRINITY. We believe that there is one living and true God; eternally existing in three 

persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but 

harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. John 1:1-18; 5:19- 

24; 14:11; 16:7-15; Matthew 28:16-20 

3. GOD THE FATHER. We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in 

holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the 

affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all 

who come to Him through Jesus Christ. Isaiah 46:8-11; 57:14-21; Matthew 5:48; 6:28-34; I 

John 5:14 

4. JESUS CHRIST. We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the 

Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe 

in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual 

intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. Isaiah 9:1-7; Luke 1:26-38; 

2:1-20; John 10:22-38; Romans 8:34; I Corinthians 15:3-4 

5. THE HOLY SPIRIT. We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son 

to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and 

empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every 

believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. John 14:15-26; 16:1- 

14; Romans 8:1-27 

6. REGENERATION. We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, 

therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in 

Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Romans 3:23-24; 5:6-21; I Peter 

1:18-19; John 3:1-21; Titus 3:1-11; II Corinthians 5:14-21; 6:1 

7. THE CHURCH. We believe in the universal church; a living spiritual body of which Christ is 

the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting 

of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and 

associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the 

members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost 

world. Ephesians 4:1-5:7; Acts 2:46-48; Romans 12:5; Matthew 16:13-19; 18:15-20; 28:19- 


8. CHRISTIAN CONDUCT. We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and 

the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they 

should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for 

themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. Matthew 5:3-12; Colossians 3:1- 

17; I Corinthians 4:23 

9. THE ORDINANCES. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances 

to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the 

immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's 

Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two 

ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Matthew 26:26-29; 28:16-20; Acts 2:38; I Corinthians 11:23-26 

10. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, 

and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and 

must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore 

Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties 

free from dictation or patronage of the other. Colossians 2:6-23; I Corinthians 10:23-24; 

Matthew 22:1522; Romans 13:1-14 

11. CHURCH COOPERATION. We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of 

Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an 

organization, whether it is the conference or a district conference, exists and functions by the 

will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any 

time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary 

independent basis. Hebrews 10:24-25; Ephesians 4:3-6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 

4:116; Philippians 1:15-18 

12. THE LAST THINGS. We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ 

to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, 

the final judgment, and eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the 

wicked. John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-15

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