Statement of Faith

 

There is one God and Creator the maker of heaven and earth who exists eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

(John 10:30, John 14:26, 2 Peter 1:5-11)

 

God himself is a unified and completely integrated whole who is infinitely perfect in all of His attributes which includes but is not limited to: Love, Justice, Holiness and Wisdom. It is God himself, in His whole being, whom we are to seek to know and to love.

(Isaiah 46:9-10, Psalm 90:2, Acts 17:28) 

 

God is Love and He loves all people. It is His desire to reach out to those who are poor, oppressed, widowed or orphaned, and to heal the brokenhearted.

                        (Psalm 68:5,6; 1 John 4:16) 

 

The Bible is the inspired and empowered Word of God, infallible and authoritative. It is the absolute standard of truth – authored of God.

(2 Timothy 3:16 & 17, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

 

God created mankind (men and women) in His image. Sin entered the world through disobedience and separates us from God.

(Genesis 1:26, 1 Timothy 2:5)

 

We all sin (miss the mark, fall short of God’s ideal) and as such we all have need of the atoning sacrifice of Christ who became the propitiation for our sins by being the one perfect and complete sacrifice for all.

            (Romans 3:23, 1 John 2:1-2) 

 

Salvation is God’s plan for reconciliation. It is the free gift of God and only comes through belief in and acceptance of the death, burial and resurrection of God’s only son Jesus Christ. It is essential for men and women to repent of sin and by faith receive the finished work of Christ by confessing Him as Lord with their mouth and believing in their heart resulting in regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:1, Romans 3:24)

 

Sanctification is the ongoing, transformational and ever expanding process of allowing God’s character to be developed and matured in us.

(Romans 5:3-4, Hebrews 10:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Thessalonians 2:13)