Statement of Faith
There is only one God. God is God! God is the Perfect Being Who is ever greater than all. God reveals Himself as love that flows eternally between the Persons of the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is no superiority within the Godhead.
God the Father is the First Person of the Trinity. The Father was neither made nor created nor begotten. God is Father, yet not older than the Son. Every good gift is from above from the Father of lights in Whom there is no shifting shadow. God the Father so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life. God created both male and female in His image. There is no partiality in God.
God the Son is the Second Person of the Trinity. God the Son is begotten, yet uncreated. Begotten, not made. Miraculously the Son became human flesh by being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, Son of Man. Jesus is God incarnate Who emptied Himself, humbly took on the form of a slave, and sinlessly became obedient even to the point of death on a cross. Jesus raised Himself bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and was seated at the Right Hand of God. As the Unblemished Lamb of God, He purchased our salvation, not with silver and gold, but rather by the shedding of His own precious blood. Someday soon He will return in glory to consummate history, judge all people justly in righteousness, and reign forever and ever as Eternal King. Jesus is the only Mediator between humanity and God. He is Lord of all.
God the Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is not an impersonal “it.” The Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son and goes wherever He pleases to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit regenerates those who are born again. Though we do not know how to pray as we should, the Spirit intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. God put His Spirit on Jesus Who, by faith, worked miracles. After Jesus ascended, He, being the Christ, distributed spiritual gifts by the same Spirit. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. He is the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter, the Helper. The Holy Spirit inspired the Word of God.
The Bible (comprised of sixty-six books) holds authority over every other writing because it is the Word of God. The Bible is inerrant (meaning true), infallible (meaning trustworthy), the supreme and final authority regarding all matters on which it teaches. No other writings are vested with divine authority. The sum of God’s Word is Truth, and it is meant to be practiced. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness that the person (anthropos) of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.