But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.

Titus 2:1

We Believe

The Bible, comprised of sixty-six books (thirty-nine Old Testament and twenty-seven New Testament), was authored by men who were carried along by the Holy Spirit. As such, the written Word of God is inspired, inerrant, and infallible in the original manuscripts; fully sufficient for instructing people how to live this life according to the will of God. (II Timothy 3:16-17)

There is one God, the eternal Creator of all things, Who exists without beginning and without end. He is one Being in three Persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 5:48, Matthew 28:19, I Timothy 1:17)

Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Being divine He condescended to become a man Who suffered and died on the cross as a substitutionary atonement for the sins of His elect. Demonstrating authority and power over even death, He was raised to new life on the third day, and now this true Son of God is at the right hand of the Father Almighty, making intercession for Christian believers. (Luke 1:26-38, Acts 2:23-24, Romans 8:34, Philippians 2:6-11, I Peter 3:18)

The Son of God is the only way to the Father, and it is His grace and His perfect record of obedience that provides salvation to the spiritually lost, so that they may be reconciled to the Father and enjoy eternal life through the gift of faith offered by God Himself. (John 14:6, Romans 5:9, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 3:4-7)

The Holy Spirit has been sent to convict the sinner unto repentance and to indwell, instruct, comfort, and empower the Christ-follower for the glory of the Kingdom of God. (John 16:8-14, Acts 1:8)

Mankind was created, male and female, in the image of God, but this image is marred due to the fall from grace in the Garden of Eden. Thus, all humans have inherited a sinful nature that affects the whole person, including the heart, mind, will, body, and soul. Since God created humanity male and female, all conduct with the intent to adopt a “gender” other than one’s birth “gender” goes against God’s intended design for human flourishing and is therefore sin. (Genesis 1:27, Deuteronomy 22:5, I Corinthians 15:21-22)

God has established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman, and all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship is immoral and therefore sin. (Genesis 2:24-25, Exodus 20:14-17, Exodus 22:19, Leviticus 18:22-23, Leviticus 20:13-16, Matthew 19:4-9, Romans 1:18-31, I Corinthians 6:9-20, I Timothy 1:8-11, Jude 7)

God has made a covenant with the people of Israel, and He is not finished with His chosen people. God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who curse Israel. It is not as though the Word of God has failed, for they are not all Israel who are of Israel. (Genesis 12:3, Deuteronomy 7:6, Deuteronomy 14:2, Isaiah 41:8, Hebrews 8:8-13, Romans 9:6)

The Church is made up of those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, trusting that they have been redeemed by His blood and are born again. Christ is the Head of the body of believers, whom He has commissioned to proclaim the Good News of God’s Kingdom to the people of all nations, making disciples in Christ’s Name and baptizing believers in the Name of the triune God. The inward evidence of the believer’s salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit, and the outward evidence is a life of righteousness and holiness. (Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 8:16, Ephesians 1:22-23)

Christians are indwelt by, and filled with, the Holy Spirit to help further God’s Kingdom. To each is given the manifestation of the Holy Spirit for the common good, which is evidenced by the receiving of one or more of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 12:6-8, I Corinthians 12:1-11, I Peter 4:10)

Two ordinances have been instituted for the Church, water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The ordinance of baptism is an outward sign of the inward work that Christ has done in the believer’s life. The sign of the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and fruit of the vine, is a divine gift given by Christ Himself to His people to nourish and strengthen their faith. It is a recurring memorial of His suffering and death, a meal shared by the family of believers until Christ’s Second Coming. (Acts 2:41, Romans 6:4, I Corinthians 11:23-26, II Peter 1:4)

The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is the blessed hope of all believers. There is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun. For believers, there is a bodily resurrection to joyful eternal life with the Lord. For unbelievers, there is grievous torment, with everlasting separation from the favorable presence of God forever. (Luke 21:27, Titus 2:11-14, Revelation 21:6-8)

Marxist and postmodern-inspired critical theories contradict Christian doctrine by undermining objective truth, inspiring division in the body of Christ, promoting inequality before the law, and corrupting the gospel. Therefore, we reject standpoint epistemology, identity politics, socialism, and works-righteousness for being elements of a social justice religion which stands opposed to the gospel and teaching of Jesus Christ. (II Corinthians 11:4, Galatians 1:7-9, I Thessalonians 2:4)

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I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day, He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit, He became incarnate from the virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried. On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His Kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


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