Beliefs

The foundations of our beliefs are as follows:

We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts; the Bible is God's revealed truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. We believe the Bible "is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16).

There is one God, Who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that all are born into original sin and unable to save themselves; a person  may only be saved through God's mercy.

We believe that salvation is by God alone as He wills and is received by grace through faith.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, Who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him alone for salvation.

We believe that God is sovereign over all creation.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God's people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him. We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.

We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

 

Our faith is also summed up in the historic Creeds - Nicene, Apostles', and Athanasian. We recite the Nicene Creed every week as part of our worship service.

The Nicene Creed

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 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.