A Modern Creed
We believe the Bible is the written Word of God; the ultimate and only infallible authority for faith and practice.
We believe the canon of Scripture, consisting of 66 books, was closed by the end of the first century, which rendered revelatory and sign gifts obsolete in the church
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, that is, He is all-powerful. He is omnipresent, that is, He is present throughout all Creation but not limited by it. He is omniscient, that is, nothing is hidden from his sight. In all things he is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, just, loving and full of mercy. He created the heavens and earth, and everything in them, and all very good. He is the Creator, Sustainer and Governor of everything that has been made.
We believe in the deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit, acknowledging Him, together with the Father and the Son in the works of creation and redemption.
We believe that because of Adam’s sin all mankind is in rebellion against God. For the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.
We believe that salvation is by faith through grace alone, and that faith without works is dead.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of death.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.