Our Commitment to the Christian Faith
The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
There is one holy, sovereign, loving, all knowing, and all powerful God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is God in the flesh; fully God and fully man. All that the Bible teaches about the person and work of Jesus is true: His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His teachings, His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His imminent personal return in power and glory.
In order for lost and sinful people to be saved, repentance from sin and trusting faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are absolutely essential.
The Holy Spirit lives in the Christian as a seal of God's promise of redemption and to enable the Christian to live a godly life.
The resurrection of both the saved and the lost is a future reality. Those who are saved and safe in Christ will be raised in the resurrection of life to live in God's presence forever. Those who are lost and condemned in their sin will be raised unto the resurrection of damnation to suffer in hell forever.
All believers in the Lord Jesus Christ enjoy a spiritual unity as His Church and are called to pursue increasing measures of unity in faith, truth, love, and service.
God creates the human person in His image so that they may live before Him and with other people in righteousness, relationship, and productivity. Therefore, regardless of talents or treasures or diseases or disabilities, each person is worthy of great respect, dignity, and care throughout their life, beginning at the moment of conception and continuing until their final breath and burial.
God created marriage as a one man and one woman life-long relationship of commitment, unity, helpfulness, friendship, productivity, joy, and procreation. Marriage is meant to be the strong center of family life and the firm foundation of societal stability. Male and female gender and heterosexuality are also gifts from the Lord. These special areas of the human person are to be honored, protected, and nurtured according to God's Word.
All children are a gift from the Lord and are to be treasured, enjoyed, protected, educated, and provided and cared for to the best of each family's ability, with the help of others, and according to God's Word. God has ordained that parents are the ultimate earthly authority in the shaping and teaching of their children and preparing them for mature and God-honoring living.