What We Believe

What We Believe

The Bible

The Bible is the word of God set down in writing.  God supernaturally inspired the words of Scripture by His Spirit through His holy prophets and apostles.  It is infallible in all that it teaches and without error.  God has, by His singular care and providence, preserved it throughout the ages.  The Bible is our only authority and rule for faith and life.  God has given it to us to direct us how to glorify and enjoy Him forever.

God

There is but one true and living God, existing 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.  God is the Creator of all things and is holy and sovereign over all.  He is to be worshiped and glorified.

Man

God created all things out of nothing by His word in six days—the heavens, the earth, Adam, and Eve. God created man male and female, morally upright, and in His image. When Adam sinned, all mankind lost communion with God, fell from his upright condition, marred the image of God in him, and came under God’s just wrath and curse.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who, in the fullness of time, took to Himself a true human nature and was born of a virgin.  Fully God and fully man, on behalf of the people whom God gave Him to save, He lived a sinless life in perfect obedience to God’s law, and offered Himself as a sacrifice on Calvary’s cross to make full atonement for their sins by His death.  On the third day, He rose from the dead.  He ascended into heaven where He is now at the right hand of the Father interceding for His people and ruling over all.  He will return to judge the living and the dead on the last day.

Salvation

Salvation is by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.  All those who sincerely receive and rest upon Jesus Christ alone as Savior and Lord are justified (declared by God to be pardoned of sin and acceptable in His sight by His crediting of Christ’s righteousness to their account), adopted, sanctified, and will be glorified.

Five Solas

As a Reformed Church, we believe in the Five Solas of the Reformation: salvation is (1) revealed by scripture alone, (2) received by grace alone, (3) worked in us through Faith alone, (4) found in Christ alone, (5) unto God’s glory alone.

(Sola means “alone”)

Our Full Statement of Faith

We believe that the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms are a faithful summary of what the Bible teaches.  While church members are not required to subscribe to these documents, they provide a basis for unity, transparency, and accountability for our teaching and ruling elders and deacons.