What we believe about…
- The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Scriptures are divinely inspired, meaning they are word for word from the mind of God, directly written to His human family [2 Tim 3:16].
We believe Scripture is God-breathed, meaning that all Scripture is filled with God’s Holy Spirit. It follows then that when Scripture is obeyed, the one obeying Scripture is in fact being led by the Holy Spirit of God [2 Tim 3:16].
We believe Scripture [Old and New Testaments, 66 books in total] is inerrant, meaning it is without error or contradiction [Prov 30:5; Is 40:8].
We believe Scripture is infallible, meaning Scripture will never fail, but will accomplish that which it was sent forth to do. Scripture is infallible in the sense that every truth is secure and eternal, every promise will be fulfilled [Psalm 19:7; Psalm 12:6].
We believe Scripture is sufficient, meaning that, in order to be complete and lacking in nothing, the believer will not need anything else beyond the Canon of Scripture for salvation or life, but will be complete in all things through it. [2 Tim 3:14-17; 2 Pet 1:3]
We believe that our response to Scripture is in fact our response to God Himself.
To embrace Scripture is to embrace God.
To reject Scripture is to reject God.
To submit to Scripture is to submit to God.
To overthrow Scripture is to rebel against God.
We believe there is one true and living God [Deut 6:4], eternally existing in three Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit [Matt 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14].
We believe each of the God head to be divine and equally deserving of our worship and obedience.
We believe God to be the creator and sustainer of all things created [John 1:3; Heb 1:3].
We believe God is Holy in the sense that He is separate from His creation, that there is no one like Him and that there is nothing that can be compared to Him.
We believe He is Holy in that He is morally perfect.
We teach that man is made in God’s image [Gen 1:27].
We teach that after Adam’s disobedience and because of his disobedience, sin entered humanity and as a result impacted the human creature and his nature to a devastating degree.
As a result of his sin nature;
- man lost his innocence before God [Gen 3:7-11]
- man was separated from God [Is 59:2]
- he became hostile toward God [Rom 8:7]
- sin destroyed his mental capacity to submit to God [Rom 8:7]
- man lost his volition to choose Christ [John 6:44]
We teach that the effects of sin on human nature is devastating to the point that unless God redeems him, that man’s salvation would be impossible [Luke 18:27].
We teach that justification is by faith in Christ alone and not by any human effort [Gal 2:15-16].
We teach this salvation as a monergistic act of God.
Salvation belongs, not to God and man, but to God alone [Rev 7:10].
This means that God initiates and completes the entire act of salvation all by Himself, without man’s intervention or participation.
Man brings nothing to the act of his own salvation except for the sin that made his salvation necessary.
God is both the author and the finisher of our faith. [Heb 12:2].
That would mean He gets all the glory for saving a lost soul.
We teach that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to Scripture alone for God’s glory alone.