Our Statement-We Believe

Concerning God

  

We believe in one True Triune Living God, eternally existing in three persons---Father, Son, and Holy Spirit----co­ external in being, co-identical in nature co-equal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfections.1


 1) Deut. 6:4; 2 Cor. 13:14

  

                                      A. God the Father

 
 

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.

 
 

Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3 :14; 6:2-3; 15 :11ff.; 20 :1ff.; Leviticus 22 :2; Deuteronomy 6:4; 32:6; 1

Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 43 :3,15; 64:8; Jeremiah 10:10; 17 :13; Matthew 6:9ff.;

7:11; 23:9; 28 :19; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; 17:1-8; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1

Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; 1Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 11:6;

12:9; 1Peter 1:17; 1John 5:7.

  

                                        B. God the Son

 
 

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers in the Person of the Holy Spirit as the living and ever-present Lord.

 
 

Genesis 18:1ff; Psalms 2:7ff.; 11O:1ff.; Isaiah 7 :14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3 :17; 8:29; 11:27;

14:33; 16:16,27; 17:5; 27; 28:1-6,19; Mark 1:1;3 :11; Luke 1:35; 4 :41; 22:70; 24:46; John 1:1-

18,29; 10:30,38; 11:25-27; 12 :44-50; 14:7-11; 16:15-16,28; 17:1-5, 21-22; 20:1-20,28; Acts 1:9;

2 :22-24; 7:55-56; 9:4-5,20; Romans 1:3-4; 3 :23-26; 5:6-21; 8:1-3,34; 10:4; 1Corinthians 1:30;

2:2; 8:6; 15:1-8,24-28; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; 8:9; Galatians 4 :4-5; Ephesians 1:20; 3 :11; 4:7-10;

Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:13-22; 2:9; 1Thessalonians 4:14-18; 1Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16; Titus

2 :13-14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-15; 7:14-28; 9 :12-15,24-28; 12:2; 13:8; 1Peter 2:21-25; 3:22; 1

John 1:7-9; 3:2; 4:14-15; 5:9; 2 John 7-9; Revelation 1:13-16; 5:9-14; 12:10-11; 13:8; 19 :16.

  

                                          C. God the Holy Spirit 

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savoir, and effects regeneration. Now of regeneration, He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

 
 

Genesis 1:2; Judges 14:6; Job 26:13; Psalms 51:11; 139:7ff; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Matthew

1:18; 3 :16; 4:1; 12:28-32; 28:19; Mark 1:10,12; Luke 1:35;4:1,18-19; 11:13; 12:12; 24:49; John

4:24; 14:16-17,26; 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2 :1-4,38; 4:31; 5:3; 6:3; 7:55; 8:17,39; 10:44; 13:2;

15:28; 16:6; 19 :1-6; Romans 8:9-11,14- 16,26-27; 1Corinthians 2 :10-14; 3:16; 12 :3-11,13;

Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; 5:18; 1Thessalonians 5:19; 1Timothy 3:16; 4:1; 2

Timothy 1:14; 3:16; Hebrews 9:8-14; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 4:13; 5:6-7; Revelation 1:10; 22:17.

Concerning Scripture

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally, plenary inspired Word of God, wholly inerrant in the original writing, infallible and God-breathed, the final authority for faith and life.1 We do not believe nor accept any books outside the 66 books of the Holy Bible.

 
 

1) 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; Matt. 5:18; 2 Pet. 1:20; John 16:12, 13