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Our Focused Statement of Faith

1. We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. The Bible alone teaches all that is necessary for our salvation from sin and is the inerrant standard by which all Christian doctrine and behavior must be measured.

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe our salvation is accomplished by the work of Jesus Christ alone. In the fullness of time, Godís eternal Son, Christ Jesus, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and died a substitutionary death in order to reconcile sinners to God. Christís sinless life and death alone are sufficient for our justification and reconciliation to God, the Father. We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ and His ascension into the glory, by which God testifies His approval of Christís victory over sin, death and hell, and His commitment of all authority in heaven and earth into the hands of the Son of God, until such time as Christ will return personally and bodily in power and glory to raise and judge the living and the dead and to institute the ďnew heavens and earth wherein righteousness dwells.Ē

4. We believe that by our natural birth we are spiritually dead in sin and disobedience, and are, as a result, under the just wrath of God. In salvation we are rescued from Godís wrath by His grace alone through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit releasing us from the bondage of sin and raising us to spiritual life in Christ.

5. We believe that a sinnerís only justification before God is by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. In justification Christís righteousness is imputed to us as the only possible satisfaction of Godís perfect justice.

6. We believe that because salvation is of the Lord, those who have experienced salvation are to live for Godís glory. In order for us to glorify and enjoy God we must live under His liberating authority. This means that we will strive to exchange our human and worldly thinking for Godís mind revealed in Scripture. Such a conviction leads us in that we 1.) guard and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ; 2.) relate to each other as Christians and evangelical churches; 3.) view the institution of marriage as being only between one man and one woman; 4.) view human life as uniquely created in Godís image; and 5.) we pursue our calling to protect human life from beginning to end.

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