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STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe:

1. That the Bible is the inspired word of God, inerrant in the original documents, and of final authority in all matters of faith and practice. II Tim 3:16-17 I Thess 2:13 II Peter 1:21

2. In one God, eternally existent in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deut 6:4 I Tim 2:5 Gen 21:33 Psa 90:2 Matt 28:19 Heb 9:14

3. In the full deity and perfect humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth and sinless perfection, His substitutionary blood sacrifice, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father's right hand, and His present ministry as our Great High Priest. I Tim 3:16 I Tim 2:5-6 Gal 4:4 Luke 1:35 Heb 4:15 I John 3:5 II Cor 5:21 Luke 24:39 Eph 1:20-23 Heb 4:14-16 Heb 9:24

4. That repentance, turning to God, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are absolutely essential for the salvation of fallen, sinful, and lost mankind; salvation is a free gift of God's grace received by personal faith alone in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 17:30 Acts 26:20 Titus 3:4-7 Rom 8:9 Rom 3:23 Rom 5:12 Eph 2:4-9 John 3:16 Heb 9:12-14 I Peter 1:18-19

5. In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is sealed until the day of redemption and is empowered to live a godly life as well as build up other believers. Eph 1:13-14 Eph 4:30 John 16:13-15 Gal 5:16, 22-23 Rom 8:9-11 Eph 4:11-13

6. In the bodily resurrection of the saved to eternal life and of the lost to eternal and conscious punishment. Luke 16:19-31 I Thess 4:13-18 Phil 3:20-21 Rev 22:4-5 Rev 20:10-15

7. In the personal and imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ. I Thess 4:13-18 Titus 2:11-14 Acts 1:11 Heb 9:28

8. That the universal church—the body of Christ—is composed of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who are united to Him and to one another by the indwelling Holy Spirit. Eph 1:22-23 Rom 12:5 I Cor 12:12-13