God We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – three distinct persons, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Father God the Father is the Creator of the universe. It is the Father who, because of His love for us, made provision for the forgiveness of sin by sending His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
God the Son (Jesus Christ) Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Though He was tempted as we are, He lived a life without sin, died upon the cross, and was buried in a tomb. On the third day, He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is now at the right hand of the Father as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace.
God the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.
Satan We believe in the existence of Satan, otherwise known as the Devil, who originally was created as an Angelic being, but through pride and wicked ambition rebelled against God, thus becoming utterly depraved in character. He is the great adversary of God and His people, leader of all other demons, and the deceiver of this present world.
Man Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God; he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All mankind are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.
Salvation Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all mankind and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life and become children of God. Salvation is by faith in Christ alone, without works, and solely by God’s grace.
Scriptures The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.
The Church The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commanded by Him to love one another and commissioned to go into all the world as a witness to all peoples. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification and equipping through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.