Faith Confession
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STATEMENT OF FAITH

A. We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings; the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men; and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life (Ps. 119:89; John 5:39; 6:63; 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; Rev. 22:18-19).

B. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Gen.1:1; Deut. 6:4; Is. 44:6; 48:16; Mt. 28:19; John 1:1; 10:30; 2 Cor. 13:14).

C. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified for our iniquities, was buried, and on the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Advocate (Mt. 1:18, 22-23; John 1:1-14; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Heb. 7:22-25; 8:1; 1 John 2:1).

D. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men of sin, to regenerate the believing sinner, to indwell, to guide, to instruct, and to empower the believer for godly living and service (John 14:16, 26; 16:7-14; Rom. 8:9- 17, 26-27; 1 John 2:27).

E. We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained (Gen. 1:27; 3:1-19; John 3:5, 7; Rom. 1:18; 3:23; 5:12, 18-19).

F. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God (John 1:12-13; Acts 4:12; Rom. 3:24; 5:8; 6:23; 8:1; Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5).

G. We believe that water Baptism soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life; and that the Lord's Supper is a memorial service setting forth in symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and shall be celebrated until He returns, and that all true believers and only true believers shall partake (Mt. 28:18-19; Lk. 22:17-20; Rom. 6:1-4; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).

H. We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head (Eph. 1:22-23; 2:11-22; 1 Cor. 12:13).

I. We believe in the personal, imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this "Blessed Hope" has a vital bearing on the person, life, and service of the believer (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16-18; Tit. 2:11-13; 1 John 3:2-3).

J. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and eternal conscious punishment (Mt. 25:31-46; John 5:29; Rev. 20:15).

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