What Do We Believe In?

Doctrine

  • We believe in the Trinity. There is one God who exists eternally in three Persons–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.
  • We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is our infallible and divine authority in all matters of faith and life.
  • We believe that all men are sinners and are totally unable to save themselves or even to cooperate with God in efforts to earn their salvation.
  • We believe that salvation is by God’s action alone, who sovereignly chooses out of the fallen race of mankind those whom He will save. God alone saves the people whom He draws to Jesus by His Holy Spirit. He convinces them of their sin and enlightens them so that they repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as He is offered in the Gospel. Because God alone knows who are His, we call on people everywhere to repent and to trust in Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who became man and lived and died and rose again to atone for the sins of those who trust Him alone for their salvation. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man.
  • We believe that God’s Holy Spirit gives Christians the daily strength and wisdom they need to walk according to His will and to grow in holiness.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ shall return personally, visibly, and bodily to judge all mankind and to receive His people unto Himself.
  • We are a “confessional church.” This means that our doctrine is based on the historic confessions of the church. More specifically it refers to the fact that we affirm the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms as containing an accurate expression of scriptural doctrine.