I. I believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
(Isaiah 40:6, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
II. I believe there is one God in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, John 17:21, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
III. I believe God created the heavens and the earth.
(Genesis 1:1, Psalm 102:25, Colossians 1:17)
IV. I believe God created man and woman in His image.
(Genesis 1:26-27, Psalm 8:4-5, Psalm 100:3)
V. I believe the first man and woman chose to sin through voluntary disobedience, resulting in separation from God. All men and women are now born with a sinful nature and have a need for reconciliation with God.
(Genesis 3:1-24, Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:1-3)
VI. I believe Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered His life as the ultimate substitutionary sacrifice. He was crucified, buried, and raised to life on the third day. His work on the cross is the once-and-for-all atonement for sin. Jesus ascended to heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the Father as our Advocate.
(John 14:6, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 1Timothy 2:5-6, Hebrews 7:25)
VII. I believe salvation is by grace alone — through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ. Man cannot earn or work for salvation. Upon accepting Christ’s gift of salvation, a believer receives the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
(John 14:16-17, 26; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 1:9)
VIII. I believe the one true church consists of all believers who have accepted Christ’s gift of salvation. The church is God’s chosen instrument to exemplify His grace and truth to a lost and hurting world.
(Matthew 16:18, Acts 1:8, Ephesians 2:20-21)
IX. I believe Jesus Christ will return to establish His Kingdom on earth.
(Acts 1:9-11, Matthew 16:27, 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10)
X. I believe water baptism is by immersion — as act of obedience; it’s an outward testimony of the inward transformation that occurs upon accepting Christ’s gift of salvation.
(Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-5, 1 Peter 3:21)
XI. I believe the Lord’s Supper is observed by the church to remember Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and His coming return.
(Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-34)
XII. I believe in the resurrection of the body. People will live eternally either with God in heaven or apart from Him in hell.
(John 3:16, Philippians 3:20-21, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Revelation 20:11-15)